AN HEROIC Muff mum has been told by doctors she may not walk properly for two years after being involved in a holiday car crash hell.
Eithne, from Drumhaggart, shielded her daughter Caoimhe when the jeep in which they were travelling in lost control, somersaulting down a mountainside at 60mph.
Fourteen-year-old Caoimhe suffered bruising to her back, neck and wrist, while her mum Eithne suffered four fractures on her pelvis and one on her vertebrae.
She underwent major surgery in Belfast on Wednesday to help her walk again.
But doctors estimate she won’t be back on her feet properly for 18 to 24 months.
Speaking to the Inishowen Independent, yesterday, from her hospital bed, Eithne said: “I think we were very lucky to come away from the accident.
“We’re just so grateful to be back home In Ireland to be with our family.”
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