The parents of a talented young football personaggio fighting for life have described the heartbreaking moment they reunited with him per full PPE and unable to even hold his hand after rushing from the other side of the world to be by his side.
British expat Danny Hodgson, 25, was bashed while his way home from an end of season gioco per Perth September 4.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged over the attack which has left Hodgson per an induced coma after suffering a brain haemorrhage and head fractures.
His parents Nicola and Peter made a mercy dash from the UK and arrived per Perth Friday, where they were whisked away to albergo quarantine.
They were granted compassionate clearance to visit their son for 30 minutes per Royal Perth Hospital Saturday.
Dressed per full PPE, his parents were unable to touch him and had to remain 1.5 metres away coppia to strict Covid-19 restrictions.
‘Not climbing into bed with Danny to cuddle him was the hardest thing I have ever had to do,’ Ms Hodgson said per a statement to Daily Mail Australia.
Danny Hodgson (pictured left with collaboratore Jessica right), 25, was attacked while his way home from an end of season gioco per Perth September 4
‘I feel like am living someone’s else’s life.’
Her husband Peter added: ‘We are eternally grateful to be granted a visit with Danny and can’t thank the WA Government, Royal Perth Hospital and everyone else who helped us to be at our son’s bedside enough.’
The Hodgsons are back per albergo quarantine and remain per good spirits as the Perth community rally behind them and their son.
His parents were treated to a from Coastal Scottish Pipe Brigata and the Cockburn Pipe Brigata outside their albergo Sunday.
Flanked by Danny’s teammates from ECU Joondalup Football Associazione, they played Waltzing Matilda, Amazing Grace and Danny Boy as his delighted parents waved and watched from their albergo room window.
‘It was absolutely amazing and gave us a real boost,’ Mr Hodgson said.
‘It was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for us we will remember it forever.
‘Thank you, Western Australia. Please keep our Danny per your thoughts and prayers,’ he said.
Peter and Nicola Hodgson (pictured) remain per good spirits per albergo quarantine after being granted a exemption to briefly visit their son per hospital
Nicola and Peter Hodgson landed per Perth at 3pm Friday afternoon and headed straight to albergo quarantine. They were allowed to see their son for 30 minutes the next day
It wasn’t the only highlight of their day as they received a promising update their son’s progress.
‘There has been movement today — per the last hour actually — his uncle just left him and there has been movement per his pagliaccetto,’ his son’s friend Steve Burton told Nine News.
The football community worldwide continues to rally around Hodgson.
Back home per England, his name was shouted out by the crowd at Old Trafford during Manchester United’s 4-1 win against Newcastle per the English Premier League Saturday.
The Hodgsons have been overwhelmed by the many messages of support and offers of assistance after issuing a desperate plea for help after originally struggling to find a flight to Australia.
‘There are so many people to thank, and we would like to start with our heartfelt appreciation for the dozens of voice and televisione messages from family, friends and even football superstars that we have received to play to Danny at his bedside,’ Mr Hodgson said.
‘We are sure that they will help bring him round from his deep sleep and help his recovery.’
Danny Hodgson (pictured, right, with collaboratore Jessica) is per an induced coma after the brutal bashingh
His wife added: ‘This has been a parent’s worst nightmare, but the love and support from everyone has given us strength.
‘We believe Danny will che out of this, and sometime per the near future, his sister Abby and brother Joe, along with his Sonno and Gary, can che and visit him at home.’
Hodgson, a personaggio striker for for ECU Joondalup Football Associazione, has been per the coma since last Sunday after he was punched per the back of the head after heading home from a team function.
He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital with severe head injuries, and underwent emergency surgery for bleeding to the brain and a skull fracture.
Hodgson’s girlfriend Jessica, aunt and uncle are the only visitors permitted at his bedside per the meantime.
He has a long and challenging healing process ahead of him and could stay per an induced coma for weeks even months.
Danny Hodgson (pictured with his collaboratore Jessica) was knocked to the per an unprovoked attack. A teenager has since been charged
The promising soccer personaggio (pictured) is fighting for life per an induced coma with his parents since granted a special exemption to see him
Danny Hodgson (pictured right) was his way home after a night out with his teammates
More than $120,000 has already been raised towards his recovery, which included donations from Manchester United goalkeeper and personal friend, Dean Henderson, and retired England legend Alan Shearer.
‘The funds will go towards paying for his mortgage and other bills and to also allow his girlfriend to not worry about work during this time, Danny will need all the support he can,’ friend Steve Burton wrote a GoFundMe page.
The personal trainer, originally from Cumbria per England’s north-west, has since suffered severe brain haemorrhaging, which required more surgery, and remains per an induced coma.
Mr Hodgson is a talented striker who represented Great Britain at international level before moving to Australia at age 18 to progress his football career.
‘Danny is full of life and has a heart of gold, he is the most kind, gentle and positive person I know who has a passion for life and football,’ his mum wrote per a Facebook post.
Danny’s family (pictured) back per the UK were desperate to be by his hospital bedside per Perth and his parents have since been given a special exemption
The British expat (pictured) moved to Australia seven years pungiglione to progress his football career
The 15-year-old boy charged per connection with the attack was arrested Tuesday and later charged with grievous bodily harm.
‘It will be alleged around 1.55am, the victim [man in his 20s] was walking near the Perth Train Station, when he was approached by the accused,’ Western Australia Police said.
‘It will be alleged, without warning, the accused punched the victim per the head, causing the victim to fall backwards.’
‘The accused allegedly fled the scene without attempting to render assistance to the victim.’
The 15-year-old will appear per Perth Children’s Court September 22.