• Bring Aisling Home!

    Aisling Brady is a bright and lively 26 year old Physics and Maths teacher from Trim, Ireland, who moved to the UAE in 2016. She had planned to take an extended career break from her hometown job, to eventually return and set herself up for a fantastic future. 

    Unfortunately on the 27th of November 2017 this all changed.
    Having worked extremely hard to prepare her year twelve and year thirteen reports, Aisling went into school.  This is where she fainted for the first time, causing her to hit her head hard on the floor. After three minutes knocked out she came to and was sat in a wheelchair disorientated but totally aware, as she was giving orders to the teachers who would be picking up her work for the day and was a little frustrated at the fuss being made over what seemed to be a simple faint caused by stress. Luckily, Aisling was put in an ambulance and quickly transported to the hospital. 

    Once in the ambulance things started to take a serious turn. Aisling suffered three seizures on the journey and luckily, within the space of fifteen minutes, was in a hospital bed. Once led down she then suffered the first of three cardiac arrests. After three to four minutes of resuscitation she was brought back, to then suffer the second and third cardiac arrests, each resulting in three to four minutes of resuscitation. This was then further complicated with a stroke, caused by a shower of smaller clots to the brain. This has caused serious damage to the brain and, combined with the total of twelve minutes of hypoxia, really left her cardio-vascular system and brain very, very weak.

    The cause of all of this was a Pulmonary Embolism which had formed in her leg over a long period of time, rushing up to her heart and eventually ending up caught in her lungs. Aisling has remarkably thick blood and with the frequent flying since moving, it has caused this to be brought on sooner.

    The Brady family, who are close family friends of our own Mary Hickey, are now trying to raise the necessary funds to bring Aisling home to Ireland.

    She will need to travel by air ambulance which is not covered by her medical insurance. The jet will need to fly at a much lower altitude and will essentially be a "hospital in the sky".

    A cardiac specialist, neuro specialist, a doctor and nurses will need to travel on board.

    Through the advice of the embassy, the Brady Family set a target of reaching €80,000. Over the last 2 days, the page has raised an astonishing €100,000 which seems to be growing by the minute. Any excess raised will go to Aislings rehabilitation.

    All donations, big or small, will make a huge difference.

    If you would like to help, a donation can be made on the GoFundMe page.

    Our thoughts and prayers go to Aisling and her Family, especially around this time of year.

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