McGill law student fighting for his life

Posted By: Laura Casella · 11/21/2012 1:32:00 PM

A community is pulling together to help a family in need.

First year McGill law student Anthony Maher suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car coming home from school last week.

He is hooked up to a respirator at the Montreal General Hospital. While doctors are confident he will pull through, his recovery is expected to last upwards to a year.

His parents have uprooted their lives in St-John's, Newfoundland to be by their son's bed side. His aunt Kelly Yetman is also here. She says the family is not only struggling emotionally, but financially as well.

"There are some unexpected costs that will certainly arise, for the family's stay, but also for his rehabilitation," she says.

A fundraising initiative has been set up in his hometown to help them out. Yetman says it's like a nightmare and everyone is just waiting to wake up.

"To see someone who you love so much and who loves so many people, fighting for his life, it's just horrible," says Yetman fighting back tears. 

If you'd like to help the family out, you can email

All donations will go to the Maher family to help offset the many unexpected costs such as transportation, food and living as well as costs associated with specialized medical needs Anthony will need in the upcoming months.

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