Friday, December 11, 2009

Marine Park Cricket Player Struck By Lightning Making Extraordinary Recovery

Photo: Maisel/NY Daily News. July 26, 2009. Patrick Gibson is rushed to hospital after he was hit by lightning.


Brooklyn cricket player struck by lightning over the summer has been transferred to a rehabilitation clinic - the latest step in his extraordinary recovery, according to the Daily News.

Stephen Gibson, 41, is now being treated at the Coler-Goldwater Speciality Hospital and Nursing Facility on Roosevelt Island, a hospital rep said.

Gibson arrived at the sprawling 2,000-unit facility a few weeks ago after he regained some movement in his arms and legs. He also had recently begun speaking.

The unemployed electrician was playing in a cricket match in Marine Park July 26 when he was hit by a lightning bolt during a freak thunderstorm.

The lightning struck the left side of his face, causing his brain to bleed and damaging his lung, kidneys and liver.

Read More:

Brooklyn cricket player struck by lightning making extraordinary recovery

New York Daily News - December 10, 2009 - By Rich Shapiro

Cricket player fighting for life after getting struck by lightning in Brooklyn

New York Daily News - July 26, 2009 - By Irving DeJohn & Bill Hutchinson 


New York Post - July 27, 2009 - By Matthew Nestel & Cathy Burke

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