Oisin Merritt shows great signs of improvement after accident in Spain

Oisin Merritt

Oisin Merritt

There has been a marked improvement in the condition of a Donegal teenager who was involved in a serious accident in Spain.

Oisin Merritt from Ballybofey was holidaying with friends when he fell from a balcony in Santa Ponsa, a holiday resort on the island of Majorca, in the early hours of June 9.

Today, Tuesday, the 19-year-old spoke for the first time and began drinking water and eating. His sister Tasha describes his improvement as a ‘miracle.’

A footballer with Finn Harps reserves, Merritt suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull and bleeding to the brain. After being in an induced coma, the Villa Rose Hotel employee began to show slight signs of recovery last week with movement.

“Oisin started to eat and drink water for the first time yesterday afternoon and has continued this today,” Tasha Merritt said via Finn Harps FC on facebook.

“Today Oisin started to speak and say his first words to me. He is asking about the World Cup and how Brazil are doing, as he has a bet on! .. and is looking for a TV in his room!

“He has a long recovery ahead. Doctors came in this afternoon to us and said he is like a second birth, born again that he is like a miracle. Thank you everyone so much for your prayers and good wishes.”

Brazil take on Germany in the first of the World Cup semi-finals tonight.


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