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Corkman nicknamed "Miracle Boy" back home as he recovers from one-punch attack in Australia

Jason Cierans’ mother spoke to Ryan Tubridy today.

Jason Cierans
Jason Cierans
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THE MOTHER OF a Cork man put in a coma in a one-punch attack in Australia has spoken of his recovery.

Stephanie Cierans told The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 today that she could not accept that Jason had been injured in the attack.

“I said to [the gardaí who called to the door] ‘you have the wrong house, I was speaking to him only a few hours ago and he was fine.’”

29-year-old Jason Cierans had been in hospital since being punched in the eastern Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction on 22 August. He arrived home last week.

Police do not believe that two men arrested after the attack knew Cierans before the alleged attack.

Stephanie told the show she was told to come straight to Sydney, such was the seriousness of the case.

I spoke to the staff in St Vincent’s, the hospital in Sydney where he was being treated, and they told me to go there immediately.

“So I knew it was serious.”

Stephanie says that the incident “was and is my worst nightmare”. Jason’s condition was so serious that at one point he was anointed by a priest. However, he woke up two weeks later, asking family what they were doing there.

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“He is a miracle. They call him “Miracle Boy” in the hospital.”

Stephanie says that Jason has problems with his memory, though these should clear up in two years.

She said that she had “sent one son to Australia and gotten another back” and paid tribute to the Irish Australian Welfare Bureau for their work.

And, though he still has a lot of recovering to do, Jason plans on returning to Australia. That, Stephanie says, puts her on edge, saying that the incident “hadn’t sunk in”.

You never relax as a mother.

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