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EXCLUSIVE: Asiyah Mahoney continues to recover in the US

-following her February 1, 2014 accident; had also suffered brain injury
Asiyah Mahoney's recovery is continuing in the United States and it is yet unclear when doctors will allow her to come home. Photo: VINO/File
Husband Frank Mahoney said Asiyah (pictured) also suffered a brain injury in the accident. Photo: Facebook
Husband Frank Mahoney said Asiyah (pictured) also suffered a brain injury in the accident. Photo: Facebook
Speaking with Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview today May 15, 2014, Asiyah's husband Frank Mahoney gave an update on her treatment and rehabilitation in the United States. Photo: VINO/File
Speaking with Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview today May 15, 2014, Asiyah's husband Frank Mahoney gave an update on her treatment and rehabilitation in the United States. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Since her accident on the morning of February 1, 2014, Asiyah Mahoney has been on the long and difficult road to recovery in the United States and it is still unclear when doctors there will allow her to travel home.

Speaking with Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview today May 15, 2014, her husband Frank Mahoney gave an update on her treatment and rehabilitation.

He explained that though Asiyah has come a far way since being airlifted from the Virgin Islands to the United States following the accident, she still has a long way to go.

Mrs Mahoney had been taking her morning walk at the time of the accident – a hit and run at Zion Hill at around 5.30 am.

“She is doing better so we’re happy for that,” Frank Mahoney told this news site.

“[After] the accident on February 1, 2014, she was airlifted to Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale Florida where she spent about a month, pretty much paralysed,” said Mahoney.

“She couldn’t really move her arms, her legs…[she had a] feeding tube, the whole nine [yards],” he said.

“They got her stabilized and were able to get her well enough to get her over to a rehab centre which was NYU Rusk Institute in New York City and she had to be air-dashed from Miami. At the time she was still somewhat paralyzed…couldn’t move her arms, couldn’t move her legs, couldn’t do much for herself,” he said.

Mahoney said that the six weeks or so that she spent at Rusk is what helped get her through the rehabilitation. He said that now she is doing outpatient care there where she goes in three days out of the week.

“She has a wheelchair and a walking stick and she is learning to walk again,” he said.

“She did suffer a brain injury with this accident, so her long term seems to be ok but her short term has been affected,” Mahoney said.

Asked when his wife will be coming home, Mahoney said, “It’s hard to say…we’re hoping by August. It is something that the doctors [must] decide. Where she is at right now is one of the better facilities in the US. When you’re treating a brain injury it takes certain types of specialists and facilities which we don’t have in the BVI,” he said.

20 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE: Asiyah Mahoney continues to recover in the US”

  • Blackbeauty (15/05/2014, 14:57) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    My prayers goes out to this family. I claim victory for this young lady that God will heal her and that she will have a testimony to share. God bless.
  • !! (15/05/2014, 15:04) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am very much pleased to know that your coming along, but my heart is still saddened knowing what has happened to you... I do hope and pray that you get a full recovery and that you would continue to believe and trust in God, for all things are possible through him!
  • vv (15/05/2014, 15:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad
  • me (15/05/2014, 16:42) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is so hard, I hope she pulls through 100%! Frank stay strong my brother!
  • ta ta (15/05/2014, 16:49) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    My prayers are with you ashy
  • Life's no joke (15/05/2014, 16:52) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    See how in the blink of an eye your life can be cut short that's why you see each day you rise you give thanks for life & health & strength for you never know the day it could all be taken away from you. I don't know her personally but I sincerely wish her well & hope she gets to a point where she's able to be back on her feet again. Frank continue to be her righthand, strength & confidant during her recovery.
  • BVIslander (15/05/2014, 18:56) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rusk's is the very best and we all hope for a full recovery and will be back at her home, with family and friends, very soon... all of the best.....
  • speechless (15/05/2014, 19:01) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm so happy that you're alive and recovering, but still everytime I see or hear your story it bring tears to my eyes. I don't know you but we are all humans and we need to look out and be there for each other, also we need to be more keen and responsible on the road.
  • sad (15/05/2014, 19:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow. This is sad. Wishing them the best and her a speedy and full recovery.
  • Concerned (15/05/2014, 20:29) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am pleased to hear about this lady. I don't know her but I always ask when will someone let us know about her. thank god she is recovery well. I always pray for her, get well soon and god will see u tru to walk again. Thanks to the husband for this update and keep us posted as the bvi is concerned
  • Heart less driver God know who u a (15/05/2014, 21:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Father your guidance I ask of the sister as she going true her struggle strengthen the husband o father pls I humbley ask of you in your name we pray
  • liz (15/05/2014, 21:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you for this update as I have been wondering & continue to keep her in my prayers. Thank you so much and as a stranger I have compassion. 
  • george (16/05/2014, 08:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get well soon get well soon sister
  • family in usa (16/05/2014, 08:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stay strong asiyah we love you
  • in the news (16/05/2014, 11:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every time I read about this accident I want to cry
  • bb (16/05/2014, 11:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    God has a plan for you girl he will see you through
  • yes (16/05/2014, 12:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A sad situation
  • fish (16/05/2014, 12:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tragic as this incident is, and so heartbreaking - it was a terrible accident.
  • Banker (18/05/2014, 06:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    She is missed also at the BANK


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