Monday, July 17, 2023

Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood

Daily Mail 
Family of young man left in coma after a single punch are fighting hospital trust to stop doctors withdrawing his life support The 20-year-old has been fighting for his life since last Sunday's assault 
By MARK HOOKHAM PUBLISHED: 01:33, 16 July 2023 
The mother of a young man who suffered severe head injuries after being punched was last night battling with doctors to stop them withdrawing his life support.  
Samantha Johnson, 46, said she was prepared to go to court to prevent medics at St George's Hospital in Tooting, South-West London, from turning off the ventilator keeping her son Andy alive.  
The 20-year-old has been fighting for his life since last Sunday when he was assaulted near a shopping complex in Colliers Wood.
This is the same incident I wrote about on July the eleventh. It came up yesterday evening when Jane, Ben and I went out to catch a movie and then eat, and it turns out that both of them know Andy Johnson; Ben from 'around' and Jane as she worked in a school he went to. The story of the incident that Ben had heard on the grapevine was pretty much the same as what Mick, who would have been there, told me so I think we can assume it is accurate. He had also been told that life support had been turned off. The story above, sourced from the Daily Mail, suggests that may be premature for all that it sounds critical.

Ryan's funeral today (Icons passim). One tragedy after another.

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