UK parents make emotional plea to enter WA and be by their son’s side as he fights for his life
A mother and father are desperate to enter Western Australia from the United Kingdom and be by their son’s side as he fights for his life following a senseless attack.
25-year-old Danny Hodgson had been celebrating the end of the soccer season with his teammates from ECU Joondalup when he was struck in the head from behind in an unprovoked attack on Saturday night.
Danny was rushed to the Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition where doctors performed emergency surgery.
His condition then took a turn for the worse and he has now been placed in an induced coma.
His mother, Nicola Hodgson, posted an emotional plea on her Facebook page after being unable to find flights to Perth for her and her husband to be by their son’s side.
In the post, Ms Hodgson said she and her husband had been granted three month tourist visas and a quarantine exemption, and are now appealing to both the UK and Australian governments as well as multiple airlines to find a way into Western Australia.
Danny’s coach at ECU Joondalup, former Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe, says he’s just desperate to help the family in any way they can.
“I can’t imagine what it’s doing to his family being so far away,” he told Liam Bartlett on 6PR Mornings.
“A big focus for us and everyone is just to obviously hope Danny pulls through and stays strong and comes out with a good outcome, and his parents can get here and see that positive outcome, see him come out of this.
“It’s just getting the flight with the restricted numbers … they’re reaching out on their side, we’re trying to do stuff here.
“Everyone’s trying to pull together to somehow get them over here.”
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