Rugby club rally for brave coach
A rugby coach is adjusting to life at home after three months
spent in hospitals following an explosion in his face at work.
Andrew Foster went back to wife Donna and children Kirstie,
seven, and Keenan, 13, in New Road, Minster, on Thursday and it is
hoped he can stay for good.
In August, an oil canister exploded while at his job at Highway
Care Ltd, Detling, breaking every bone in his face and leaving him
with a bleed on the brain and severe damage to his eyes.
The 36-year-old had been fully discharged last week only to have
to be readmitted to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury,
with an eye infection.
Donna, 34, said: “He is settling in really well, he is pleased
to be home. He gets a bit anxious when he tries but can’t do
“We took him to Tesco’s because he wanted to get out. The kids
are really happy to have him home.
“Kirstie keeps following her dad around everywhere making sure
he’s all right.”
Sheppey Rugby Club, where Andrew is a youth coach, came together
over the weekend to raise funds for therapies he will need through
a sponsored run.
Nearly £400 was raised with more to come in next weekend.
Club chairman Neil Golding said: “ It was fantastic to see Andy
and his family and I’m sure coming back to the club for the first
time since his accident was not easy for him.
“He is an inspiration to us all, such is his bravery.”
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