€22k raised for toddler hurt in hit-and-run

€22k raised for toddler hurt in hit-and-run
Little Zac Higgins who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in the city

MORE than €22,000 has been raised in three days to support the Cork toddler who was severely injured in a hit-and-run incident last week.

Zac Higgins suffered a bleed on his brain, a broken shoulder blade and collarbone, and required his head to be glued after being struck by a car at Castle Meadows on the Skehard Road at around 4pm last Monday.

He was transferred from CUH to Temple Street Children’s Hospital by ambulance on Monday night for treatment after the accident.

He remains in a critical but stable condition, and is being monitored constantly.

Doctors are hoping to bring him slowly out of the coma this week.

Friends of the Higgins family recently launched a fundraising drive to help with the long-term costs of toddler Zac’s medical care and rehabilitation.

Local councillor Chris O’Leary said his parents Paul and Aisling are still in shock and are being supported by family and friends.

With a long period of rehabilitation ahead, the family are working out a system of constant support for Zac while also getting older brother and sister Max (7) and Belle (4) back to a normal routine as much as possible.

The GoFundMe page for Zac has so far raised more than €22,000, almost half of the original €50,000 goal.

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