Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mother Wants to Help; Offer of Support to Family Whose Son's in Hospital

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mother Wants to Help; Offer of Support to Family Whose Son's in Hospital

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Andrea Davy

andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au

ABOUT three months ago Rebecca Boggan's son lay in a bed at the Princess Alexandra Hospital after having most of his hands blown off by a home-made bomb.

Today, a Mackay family is in the same hospital, by the side of their loved one who suffered similar injuries in the Sunday evening bomb blast on Milton St.

Ms Boggan has described her son Michael's rehabilitation journey as the "most horrible thing" her family has been through.

She has reached out to the family of the 14-year-old Mackay boy to offer her support, and wants to meet them to shed light and prepare them for the long road ahead.

"It changes your whole life forever.

"Initially, you just keep thinking what if," she said.

"What if I had just made him stay home and clean up his room? What if I had put my foot down and not let him go out?

"But you can't do that; the what ifs will kill you," she said.

Ms Boggan's son, who also has autism and aspergers, has now had about 12 operations and still has limited movement in both of his hands. …

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