Bucktown bat attack victim struggling to recover

April 18, 2011 2:20:56 PM PDT
Irish exchange student Natasha McShane is struggling with recovery one year after she was attacked with a bat in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood.

The 23-year-old McShane is back home with her family in Northern Ireland.

Monday's Chicago Sun Times reports she can say only one word with regularity, and even her father isn't sure what it means. He told the paper that she has had several setbacks and caregivers must help to dress and feed her.

Two suspects are awaiting trial in connection with the attack.


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