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Horse alerts friends to accident

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 5:04pm

Loved ones of a Cork teenager who sustained a brain injury recently will never know the true story of how it happened.

Chloe Keane’s accident was unwitnessed in the yard where she does horse riding. It is believed that the horse might have knocked her and she lost her balance and fell.

The horse started to run around the yard and alarmed Chloe’s friends, who were nearby. They came out to find her unconscious on the ground. From Bantry, she has just started to come out of her medically induced coma and is doing as well as expected at this stage of her recovery.

The 16 year old is out of the Intensive Care Unit and is now under the care of the specialists in the Brain Injury Unit in CUH.

Chloe is expected to remain in CUH for several months and is likely to then move to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire for further rehab. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help get Chole, a triplet, home at gofundme.com/help-chloe-keane. As of going to print yesterday, just shy of €25,000 was raised out of the €85,000 target.

The page describes her as a “vibrant, fun-loving girl who always has a smile on her face. She is a huge horse enthusiast and loves nothing more than spending time with her equine friends”.

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