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Saturday 21 April 2018

Bid to bring sick teacher back home from Dubai

Aisling Brady is in Dubai
Aisling Brady is in Dubai

The family of a young Irish teacher, who is on life support in a Dubai hospital after collapsing and hitting her head on the floor, is trying to get her home to Ireland to "get the immediate help she will need".

Aisling Brady (26), from Trim, Co Meath, has been in hospital since November 27 after she fainted in the school where she teaches.

The physics and maths teacher hit her head on the floor and was knocked out for around three minutes.

After being put in an ambulance and quickly transported to hospital, she then suffered three seizures, three cardiac arrests and a stroke.

Aisling's mother, Antoinette Brady, said it was a result of a pulmonary embolism which had formed in her leg over a long period of time, eventually causing clots to travel to her heart, lungs and brain. SPORT Speaking to the Herald, Mrs Brady said every day since then had been a positive as they were initially given "no hope".

"She is the fittest person in the world. She is seriously into her sport, her gym, she plays rugby out there in Dubai and she is a very healthy eater. We think that is what is helping her to keep on fighting," she said.

Mrs Brady said if the ambulance had arrived a minute later, Aisling may not have survived. She is very thankful for the "wonderful" support her daughter has received from her school and the hospital.

Aisling moved to the UAE in 2016 and has travelled on a number of long-haul flights this year, which doctors believe may have worsened the embolism.

The Brady family has so far raised €6,150 of their €80,000 target on their GoFundMe page.

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