Last month, Lytham St. Anne’s News reported how 41 year old Lee Burns was assaulted by an unprovoked savage punch to the back of his head outside the Boca Bar in Breck Road, Poulton in the early hours of Sunday, 16th April. (The link to our original story is here: https://www.lythamstannes.news/news/26723/)
In the article we shared that Lee was due to be married to his partner Sara Ann Smith. Following a special Grand National trip to Aintree Race Course, Lee was continuing to enjoy his ‘stag do’ with friends around the bars in Poulton. But the celebratory night ended in tragedy when Lee was knocked unconscious after a brutal punch from another man.
The dad-of-three suffered a fractured skull and two separate bleeds on the brain. His family feared for his life.
However, the good news is that having made remarkable progress, the consultants have decided that the best possible place for Lee to continue his recovery is at home. Last night (Monday 22nd May), Sara Ann wrote: ‘I can’t actually believe I’m writing this….. HE’S HOME!!!
Sara Ann shared this most positive news, ‘Lee has made an amazing recovery and stunned all surgeons and consultants with his progress. Last week they assessed Lee’s physical and mental abilities and he passed everything. His Neuro Consultant in Preston, OT team and Consultant at Blackpool Victoria were in talks and decided that the best possible place for lee to rest and recover would be home to await rehab.
He was the happiest I’ve ever seen him today to come home and he has been so settled, on our journey home he did request I stop to get him fish, chips and mushy peas though. As a family we are so happy to have him home and now we will give him nothing but love, care and support to help him recover, he still has a long way to go but we know being ‘Our Superman’ he will overcome all obstacles ahead!
Lee would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and kindness, he is absolutely stunned at how many people have followed his story. We are all grateful of all the support and messages we have received and the help from family and friends.
Sara-Ann concluded, ‘I will be sure to keep you all updated! Move over Clark Kent there is a new Superman in town!!’
At the time of writing, £12,494 had been kindly donated to help support Lee and his family through his recovery. This is the link to the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/helping-lee-and-sara?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_content=undefined&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_term=undefined