GREAT MOMENT: Hervey Bay’s Jacob Nuske is finally home after three months spent recovering from being hit by two cars on the Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd.
GREAT MOMENT: Hervey Bay’s Jacob Nuske is finally home after three months spent recovering from being hit by two cars on the Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd. Contributed

Family thrilled as Jacob comes home after long battle

THE road home to Hervey Bay has not been an easy one for Jacob Nuske.

The 17-year-old had to fight to survive after he was struck by two cars on the Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd in Dundowran in July.

Jacob was rushed to Hervey Bay Hospital where he was placed in an induced coma and then flown to the Brisbane Royal and Women's Hospital.

The Fraser Coast community has followed the Facebook page Pray for Jacob Nuske, set up by his family after the extent of his injuries became widely known, with his family providing regular updates and urging the people of the region to pray for their son.

Earlier this month, Jacob's family were able to bring him home for good.

His mum Theresa posted about the joy they felt at being able to bring Jacob home.

"Words can't explain how happy we are to finally have our miracle boy home after three long months," she wrote.

A photo of Jacob from the family Facebook page during his recovery.
A photo of Jacob from the family Facebook page during his recovery. Contributed

Theresa said the staff at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where Jacob had been doing rehabilitation, was "so impressed with his progress and were so excited for him to head home".

Theresa said she doesn't know what her family would do without Jacob in their lives.

She thanked the community for praying for her son.

"Without all of your prayers we don't know if Jacob would still be here with us today.

"God answered all the prayers and saw how many people love and care for him so thank you all."



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