COLLISION SURVIVOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO SCOTSTOWN ADVANCED PARAMEDIC WHO SAVED HER LIFE

18 September 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

Last Friday, Athlone native Maeve Kelly made a presentation to the man who saved her life four years ago, an advanced paramedic by the name of Brendan Clerkin, originally from Scotstown. Maeve felt moved to convey her thanks to Brendan, to whom she says she literally owes her life. The presentation, of a signed Scotstown senior team jersey was made at Athlone Ambulance Station.

Brendan and his family live in Clara, Co. Offaly. In 2016, Maeve was involved in a life-changing road traffic collision outside Roscommon Town, in which she received catastrophic injuries including a shattered right leg which now has a metal plate from hip to ankle, a fractured left knee, a fractured back, a broken neck, broken ribs and a traumatic brain injury. She has sensitivity to light and sound. She still has to attend a chiropractor threetimes- a-week, as well as needing to go for regular massages. It was reported…

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