On May 1, 2011, 19 year old Luke Adams was enjoying a night out in Northbridge, in Perth, Western Australia, when his life was changed forever. Luke, a talented football player studying at university, suffered major head injuries in an pointless altercation with another young male. Following the attack Luke was placed in a coma and was given little hope of making a recovery.
Defying the odds, Luke has continued to fight back and just weeks after the assault was out of the coma and taking his first steps in a long and arduous rehabilitation process. The extent of Luke’s recovery is still not known as he continues to fight back in a quest to once again play competitive football.
Luke’s story received significant media and community attention, with hundreds of messages of support posted on websites and emailed to his football club. Luke’s friends and family are grateful for the well wishes and are hopeful that by raising awareness through the Luke Adams Foundation other families will avoid having to go through the terrible experience of seeing their son and friend come so close to losing his life.
* The alleged assault resulted in the charging of an 18 year old man with grievous bodily harm. The trial is pending.
Messages to Luke
Just some of the hundreds of messages of support for Luke:
“Keep going Luke you are Truly an Inspiration. My thoughts are with you on a Full Speedy Recovery….You will be back playing footy in no time. I’m just one of Thousands who are so so proud of you Luke”
“Such a fighter Luke. So happy for you, your family and friends. Keep on going strong and I am sure you will be out running around the footy field with your mates again really soon xxx”
“We hear so many sad stories every day and yours was one of them… but your recovery has given so many people joy. I hope you have a long and healthy life and that we can all prevent this happening to others.”
“Hearing that you are making a great recovery brings tears of joy to my eyes. All the best bud you have heaps of support and well wishes. Hopefully home soon bud and back on the field. I know that this has been a horrible event but from it there has been a lot of good, including the pull ya head in campaign. Lets just hope that incidents like this never happen again and no other family has to go through what yours has.”