Thu. Oct 6th, 2022
THE family of a Scots dad who was left fighting for his life following a horror attack are fundraising for stem cell therapy treatment.

Kevin Hammond, from Castlemilk, sustained a brain injury after a brutal attack outside The Braes pub in Rutherglen on December 8, 2019.


Kevin sustained a brain injury after being attacked outside a pub[/caption]

The 54-year-old was put in an induced coma and spent weeks in intensive care before being transferred to a high-dependency unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

He had part of his skull removed to relieve the pressure on his brain.

Ryan Wilson, from Cambuslang, was previously jailed for four-and-a-half years after he admitted assaulting Kevin to his severe injury, permanent impairment, and to the danger of his life.

Three years on, Celtic-daft dad Kevin is still struggling with his devastating injury and is still unable to talk.

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His family are now fundraising for a stem cell therapy treatment in Switzerland in the hope of improving his quality of life.

His daughter Ashley, 29, told the Daily Record: “We’re just trying to get his life as back to normal as possible. It’s three years down the line and he’s stuck in the house. He still can’t talk so he needs 24/7 care and we communicate through his phone. Before all this, his family, his friends and his work were his life.

“He enjoyed coming home on a Friday night after finishing his shift before heading away out for a pint with his pals. His life has just completely turned upside down now. He was left fighting for his life in a coma and we didn’t know if he would ever wake up.

“He had to get part of his skull removed because he was getting continuous blood clots and swelling of the brain. They put the skull into his stomach so his body wouldn’t reject it when they put it back. They then had to bring that surgery forward because he wasn’t coping. He went all off balance.

“He still to this day has problems with that, like his hand and general weakness down one side of his body. This is his way of life now.”

Donations can be made via Kevin’s GoFundMe page.

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