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UPDATE: Friends raise more than $10,000 for Jacob Nuske

IN OUR PRAYERS: Hervey Bay teenager Jacob Nuske, 17, has the support of the whole Fraser Coast as he fights to survive after he was struck by two cars and left with serious injuries in the early hours of Thursday morning.
IN OUR PRAYERS: Hervey Bay teenager Jacob Nuske, 17, has the support of the whole Fraser Coast as he fights to survive after he was struck by two cars and left with serious injuries in the early hours of Thursday morning. Facebook

UPDATE: 

MORE than $10,000 has been raised for the family of a Hervey Bay teenager who was left critically injured after he was hit by two vehicles last Thursday.

Jacob Nuske, 17, remains in Brisbane Royal and Women's Hospital, having suffered injuries to his arm and head as well as a punctured lung in the incident, which happened on the Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd in Dundowran.

Two friends of the family, Jenny Stone and Peita Smith, started a fundraiser on the mycause.com.au page, with funds to go towards the family's accommodation while they are in Brisbane and then toward Jacob's rehabilitation when he comes out of his medically-induced coma.

So far, $10,240 has been raised for the family.

Ms Stone said she had set the target at $10,000 to begin with, not knowing what was needed, and the generosity of those close to the Nuske family had already exceeded expectations.

 

EARLIER STORY

THE family of Hervey Bay's Jacob Nuske is asking the Fraser Coast to pray for their son after he was struck by two cars while crossing Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd in Dundowran in the early hours of July 9.

The 17-year-old was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital and then flown to the Brisbane Royal and Women's Hospital in a critical condition, with injuries to his arm and head as well as a punctured lung.

A Facebook page has been set up to keep friends and family updated on Jacob's condition and more than 3400 people have liked it so far.

The description of the page reads "please pray for Jacob Nuske who is fighting for his life in hospital".

The much-loved and respected Xavier Catholic College student remains in a coma after the incident.

Posts to the Facebook page revealed that Jacob would be kept in a coma for the next five to seven days as doctors worked to relieve the pressure in his brain.

One of Queensland's top neurosurgeons, Craig Winter, was looking after him, the page reported.

As Jacob lay injured and unconscious in his hospital bed, the family was doing everything it could to make their son feel at home, playing his favourite music by the band Of Monsters and Men non stop.

"We hope with all these procedures we will start to see positive outcomes for Jacob," a post on the page read.

Another post said Jacob and his sister had booked flights and accommodation to Sydney in two weeks to go see his favourite band in concert.

"He is honestly their biggest fan knowing every single lyric to every one of their songs," the post read.

"His room is full of posters, photo frames and other merchandise from the band including records of their albums we bought for Jacob along with a vinyl player.

"He has loved Of Monsters and Men for so many years, so when he heard they were coming to Australia we couldn't not buy him a ticket because he was their biggest fan."

The post said it was hoped that playing the music he loved would influence Jacob to wake up.

Sergeant Darryn Morris last week told the Chronicle that the circumstances of the crash were not suspicious.

Sgt Morris said preliminary investigations had revealed neither of the drivers of the vehicles was at fault.

 

Topics:  car accident hervey bay jacob nuske



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