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'Jack faces a very tough ordeal in the months ahead'

He was one of several people injured in the tragic balcony collapse.

THE FAMILY OF Jack Halpin, one of the students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse last month, has released an update on his condition.

The statement, published via St Judes GAA club, notes that Jack (21) suffered spinal injuries, a broken hip, broken leg, shattered kneecap and internal injuries, all of which involve complicated surgery.

“When his doctors have done all they can for him, a very long and complicated course of rehabilitation begins – involving, among other things, complex and intensive physiotherapy. There will also, unavoidably, have to be modifications to Jack’s home.

“Jack faces a very tough ordeal in the months ahead. With the support of his family and friends, his club and its parish and beyond, let us do all we can to help make his progress back to full health as timely and successful as it can be.”

In the statement, Jack’s family also thanked people for “all the prayers and support being offered for Jack and all those affected by the events in Berkeley”.

Jack worked in the Omniplex cinema in Rathmines, where a fundraiser will be held for him on 23 July. It’s one of several fundraisers taking place to support those affected by the tragedy.

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