Residents asked to dig deep as family waits for a miracle
THE Ipswich father who was seriously injured in an alleged assault at Goodna recently has been moved out of the intensive care unit at the PA Hospital, but his future remains uncertain.
Lindsay Ede spent his 55th birthday in hospital on Monday.
In some positive news for family members, he is now in a ward and is breathing for himself.
Unfortunately, Mr Ede still hasn't woken up from the attack that left him in a critical condition with a massive head injury.
Mr Ede's brother, Terry Bishop, said family members were awaiting a more detailed condition report from doctors.
"It is still really hard to say how he is going," Mr Bishop said.
"He still hasn't woken up.
"He has been moved from ICU to a ward and is breathing on his own - albeit through tubes.
"The staff at the PA Hospital have been absolutely amazing over the last week."
Family members have started circulating donation tins throughout the Goodna area, in an effort to assist Mr Ede and his wife Gloria with medical expenses.
Mr Ede was the full-time carer for his wife before he was injured.
The tins are located at the IGA Goodna, Bateman's Butcher, the Goodna Newsagency and Sweet Little Cupcakes, with more to be distributed soon.
There is also a Go Fund Me campaign to assist Mr Ede, called "Please dig deep for Lindsay Ede".
Nineteen-year-old Redbank Plains man Ariik Mayot is accused of throwing the single punch that left Mr Ede fighting for his life.
The incident is alleged to have occurred near the intersection of Albert St and Storr Cct - only a short distance from Mr Bishop's Goodna home - about 1.30pm on June 22.
Mayot was arrested a short distance away and later charged with grievous bodily harm.
His appearance was not required in Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday when the matter was mentioned. Mayot was remanded in custody, with the case adjourned until July 22.