Archive for Natasha McShane

UCD student attacked in Chicago contracts hospital superbug

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 February 2011 by Steve

“A UCD graduate who was recovering from an attack made with a baseball bat in April 2010 has reportedly contracted a hospital superbug. Natasha McShane, 23, from Silverbridge, Co. Armagh, and a friend were viciously beaten with a baseball bat in Chicago last April while walking home from a night out …” (more)

[Amy Bracken, University Observer, 1 February]

The Luck of the Irish

Posted in Life with tags on 29 July 2010 by Steve

“… The luck of the Irish was not with 23 year-old Natasha McShane on the night of April 23rd. The exchange student from Belfast, Northern Ireland, was beaten with a bat and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). She was rushed to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition and doctors weren’t sure she would live. Natasha did live and so began her odyssey through the for-profit American health care system …” (more)

[Helen Redmond, The Seminal, 26 July]

Chicago attack student Natasha McShane comes home

Posted in Life with tags on 13 July 2010 by Steve

“For the past three months she has been fighting for her life thousands of miles from those who love her most. But now Natasha McShane is back home …” (more)

[Lesley-Anne Henry, Belfast Telegraph, 13 July]

Progress but unclear prognosis for Natasha McShane

Posted in Life with tags , on 19 June 2010 by Steve

“Next Wednesday marks two months since Natasha McShane, a student at University College Dublin, was mugged in Chicago. After weeks in a drug-induced coma she now appears to be making slow progress – though it is too early to talk of a full recovery …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 19 June]

US assault victim recovers speech

Posted in Life with tags on 15 June 2010 by Steve

“The parents of a UCD student who suffered severe head injuries following an assault in Chicago by a mugger wielding a baseball bat have said their daughter is walking and talking again …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 15 June]

Attack victim takes first steps on road to recovery

Posted in Life with tags on 14 June 2010 by Steve

“An Irish student who was brutally attacked in Chicago is now able to walk with assistance, her family revealed yesterday. Natasha McShane (23) was left in a critical condition after she was beaten with baseball bats during a mugging on a busy Chicago street in late April …” (more)

[Michael McHale, Independent, 14 June]

Student begins to walk for first time since brutal attack in US

Posted in Life with tags on 12 June 2010 by Steve

“… ‘Upon her admission to hospital on May 14, 2010, she was unable to talk, walk, eat or move her arms independently. Today, she is walking with assistance, has started to use her arms and has begun to talk’, a spokesperson for the family of Natasha McShane said yesterday. ‘However, her final prognosis remains uncertain …’” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 12 June]