Friday, February 24, 2012

Dutch Prince's Prognosis – Permanent Brain Damage...

On 24 February, it was announced that His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of The Netherlands has “… permanent brain damage and may never regain consciousness…," according to Wolfgang Koller, head of ICU and Trauma Center, The comments were made during a press conference at Innsbruck University Hospital in Innsbruck, Austria.

As you may remember, Prince Friso was struck by an avalanche last Friday,  while skiing in Lech, Austria.  The second son of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the late Prince Claus was buried alive for — what has now been confirmed — 25 minutes.  The search and rescue team who found Prince Johan Friso tried desperately for 50 minutes to resuscitate him.  They succeeded; however, because the Prince Friso lacked oxygen for 25 minutes his brain was permanently damaged.

At this time, the Dutch royal family are looking for a rehabilitation center for Prince Friso in the Netherlands.

All very sad news indeed!

 Prince Friso and his wife Mabel attending the wedding of his cousin the Duke of Parma.

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