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Irish teacher (26) who suffered 3 cardiac arrests in UAE begins to show signs of consciousness

Aisling Brady (26) moved to the Gulf state last year after taking an extended break from her hometown job in Trim, Co Meath.

Aisling (left) moved to the UAE last year.
Aisling (left) moved to the UAE last year.
Image: GoFundMe

A YOUNG IRISH woman who suffered who suffered multiple cardiac arrests and a stroke last month while working in the United Arab Emirates has begun to show signs of consciousness.

Aisling Brady (26) moved to the Gulf state last year after taking an extended break from her hometown job in Trim, Co Meath.

Arriving for work on 27 November, she fainted and hit her head hard on the floor, according to the GoFundMe page set up to try to bring her home for continued treatment.

She later suffered three cardiac arrests and a stroke brought about by a pulmonary embolism which had formed in her leg over a long period of time.

Aisling’s family and friends started a GoFundMe page to try to raise money to fly her home to continue her treatment here.

As of today, the page has raised over €122,000.

On the page’s latest update, Aisling’s friends gave an account of her health, saying that she was beginning to come around after an operation.

“After a Tracheostomy Wednesday, the doctors began to reduce her sedation on Thursday. Slowly but surely she is starting to come around and today they took her off sedation completely,” the update reads.

“As she slowly awakes from a very long sleep, they had concerns her breathing would be something she needed long term support with, but when Antoinette arrived this morning (sneaking in before visiting hours! BOLD!) every breath being taken was by Aisling and not the machine.

This has brought us relief as it was something we were very concerned about – although there may still be some assistance for the short to medium term, it is another massive milestone towards recovery.

Aisling’s friends said she is more alert and is reacting to touch and following movements.

“What we are hoping is that over the next 24 to 48 hours the sedation will fully wear off and the doctors will be able to make a full assessment and we will then be able to plan,” the update reads.

The update also details that all of the money raised will go towards helping Aisling in her recovery.

“Every penny we save with air-ambulance, every extra donation we receive from you guys, it all goes into Aisling’s rehab,” the update reads.

“Each Euro allows us to look at all the options and choose the best care possible for Aisling. The really specialist care we will be able to cover with your incredible support, and without any delay in her treatment.

We are so thankful and blown away by all of your love, support and continued donations, and we will continue to keep you updated on Aisling’s progression.

 Read: Over €100,000 raised for teacher who suffered cardiac arrests in UAE

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