Support has flooded in for ex-Stirling student Owen Auskerry, who suffered a brain aneurysm while living in Thailand.
More than £25,000 has been raised on Go Fund Me in order to help cover the costs of his medical care in Thailand, which included an emergency airlift to a hospital in Bangkok.
The 24-year-old has undergone brain surgery and is now recovering in Bangkok
The costs of medical procedures, and his parents’ flights to Thailand are what prompted the fundraiser, launched by his brother Rory.
At Stirling, Owen was a much loved member of Men’s Hockey and Air3 Radio, and both teams have come together to continue raising funds for him.
VP Communities, Lauren Marriott, spoke about Owen during his time in Air3
‘I met Owen during my time at Air3 Radio, he was truly passionate about music and his show was one of the most professional I’ve ever seen. Owen has time for anyone he meets and constantly has a smile on his faced. It is so wonderful to see students coming together to show their support for Owen during this tough time and I know he would be extremely proud of his two loves, Hockey and Air3 Radio coming together for a good cause.’
Next Friday in Studio there will be a pub quiz hosted by both clubs to continue raising funds for Owen.
Men’s Hockey President Matthew Brews also spoke of his time with Owen.
‘Back in my first year Owen played a huge part in all of our hockey experience. From shout outs to all the hockey boys on his weekly radio show with air3, to being the life of a social. Owen gave so much to others. When I saw what happened to Owen in Thailand I went straight to the club and the response was fantastic from the boys, they’ve provided so many ideas for fundraisers that we could do. We would appreciate any donations towards Owen and we will be doing a lot of fundraisers over the next few months so please come along and give as much as you can to help our cause.’
He is currently in a stable condition in hospital in Bangkok after a three and a half hour surgery on his brain.
If you would like to donate to the fundraiser for Owen, you can do so at https://www.gofundme.com/nwja8tnw
by Lucy McLellan