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Little Paddy coming home to face months of rehabilitation

Patrick O'Sullivan with his mother and father as they leave the Mater Hospital to make their way back to Toowoomba.
Patrick O'Sullivan with his mother and father as they leave the Mater Hospital to make their way back to Toowoomba.

TOOWOOMBA boy Patrick O'Sullivan will leave hospital and return home today to face months of rehabilitation.

The five year old was thrown 10 metres from the frisbee ride at a school fete in Highfields on May 19.

He suffered critical injuries and was flown to the  Mater Children's Hospital.

Kicking a ball around the hospital ward with his older brother today, it was evident Patrick had come along way from his early days in a coma.

With family by his side, the resilient young boy is expected to walk out of the Brisbane hospital later today.

Father Barry O'Sullivan Jr said Patrick was looking forward to getting home to his family and school friends.

He thanked the Toowoomba community and general public for their support.

"We are very pleased about taking Patrick home today," he said.

"I would like to thank the general public for their outpouring of interest and their care and prayers and that has also been very uplifting."

Mr O'Sullivan said his son was beginning to show traits of the young boy he was.

"He is nearly back to 100%," he said.

Patrick is expected to undergo up to 12 months of rehabilitation.

Mr O'Sullivan said his family were dedicated to Patrick's recovery. 

"Accidents happen and we have no interest in what's happened our only interest is brining him back to the boy that he was 100%," he said

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