Family of Lisa Orsi thank people of Derry as they face difficult decision today

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:33 -- Editor

The family of Lisa Orsi, the Derry woman critically ill after suffering a brain haemhorrage in Indonesia, have said they will today make a decision on when to turn off Lisa’s life support.

Lisa’s mother, Mrs. Sharon Orsi, has been in contact with Derry MLA Pat Ramsey, who used social media to pass on her message sent yesterday to the people of Derry.

Mrs. Orsi wrote: “Today has been a really busy day. We got a phone call to say we were going to move Lisa to Singapore by air ambulance, there is a lot of work in that process . We have been very busy today. Lisa has a few more tests tomorrow morning by our request.

“Then will have to decide when we turn Lisa’s support off . Then we will bring our baby home. The time line is not clear.

“God bless you all and thanks for your support and kind and loving words.”

Mrs Orsi added she wished to let “the beautiful and caring people of our city” know that the family say thank you and added: “we will be home soon with our baby”.

Lisa collapsed at the place where she was staying while on holiday in Indonesia, from what is believed to have been a brain haemhorrage.

It is believed that Lisa, who is from the Top of the Hill area of Derry, was found in her bathroom after her injury had occurred.

Her trip to Indonesia had been as a tourist, as Lisa has been living and working in Singapore as a physiotherapist.