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Swindon traveller found in coma in India is doing well at rehab unit
11:40am Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
A SWINDON man who is being treated for brain injuries after being found slumped in a street in India is doing well after being moved to a specialist coma rehabilitation unit.
Sean Connolly, 26, who grew up in Liden before moving to London, set off for a two-week holiday in India in October but was taken to hospital after he was found unconscious.
Family and friends rallied round to raise funds to fly the coma victim home and pay for his treatment.
How the former Dorcan Technology College student sustained his injuries is a mystery as he cannot speak at the moment.
Sean has been treated at the Great Western Hospital and was moved to the specialist unit on January 5. It means he will receive physio and other forms of neurological stimulation between 9am and 5pm every day.
An update on the Help Sean Connolly Facebook group said: “Sean’s move to the rehabilitation unit went well. He’s there now and has begun his physiotherapy/specialist treatment. The doctors and nurses there are with Sean all day, every day and he's currently in the best place offering the very best chance of recovery for our boy.”
For more information search for ‘Help Sean Connolly’ on Facebook.