Dan became homeless after he was involved in an accident that left him with brain damage. His injuries meant he could not return to work, and needed extra support to live independently.
“The accident happened after I blacked out while driving and pulled out in front of another car. So I’m lucky I’m here to tell the story, but I was in a coma for a week,” he explains.
With support from Peter McVerry Trust, Dan now lives in his own home in Abbeyleix, Co Laois. He still receives visits from our Housing With Supports team.
“I never expected to get a place like this. It’s amazing. The staff are very helpful, they can’t do enough for me really. They’re only a phone call away, 24/7, so that makes a difference,” he says.
Dan, who loves sport, is now able to focus on his recovery.
“My dream is to get back into martial arts. I used to do a lot of martial arts and I was an instructor years ago, but I’ve forgotten a lot of the movements. That’s my life dream, to get back into being super fit again.”