Berkeley survivor Aoife Beary wakes from coma
Survivor of balcony collapse begins to communicate with family and medics
Aoife Beary was celebrating her 21st birthday at the time of the collapse.
J1 student Aoife Beary, who was seriously injured after a balcony collapse in Berkeley that killed six students last month, has started to wake up from her coma.
The 21-year-old from Blackrock in Co Dublin had been celebrating her birthday at her apartment in Library Gardens on June 16th when the fourth-floor balcony gave way.
Five of the seven students injured in the collapse that killed six others are still being treated in hospitals three weeks after the incident.
Ms Beary suffered serious injuries and had been put in an induced coma after the incident.
Her family released a statement through the Facebook page Friends of Aoife Beary that she had begun to communicate with her parents and the medical team.
“Aoife is still in the ICU but is no longer on the critical list,” it said
“She has slowly started to awaken from the induced coma - this process is expected to take some time.”
It said Ms Beary had a tracheotomy in the last week and continued to make steady progress on her “long road to recovery”.
Her family said a serious head injury remained her main concern.
Ms Waters was critically injured in the fourth-floor balcony collapse and is said to be responding well and undergoing rehabilitation.
Ms Cogley, who suffered two collapsed lungs, a broken shoulder, a broken knee, broken ribs and a broken spinal cord will remain in hospital for several more weeks.
Niall Murray (21), from Rathfarnham, who has hand and leg injuries, has undergone surgeries and is expected to have further surgeries.
Jack Halpin (21), from Rathmines, has had multiple surgeries, including an operation for a broken leg.
Conor Flynn (22), from Mount Merrion, was discharged from hospital two weeks ago and is staying with his family in the Bay Area.
He is unable to return to Ireland as he recovers from a punctured lung.
Sean Fahey (21), from Rathmines, the first to be released from hospital, was discharged two weeks ago. He has returned to Ireland.