Daughter of Listowel man still critical following Berkeley tragedy last month

The young woman whose 21st birthday party was being celebrated on the night of the Berkeley balcony tragedy, is still in a critical condition, according to her family. Church candles Aoife Beary, whose father Mike is from Listowel, underwent heart surgery at the Stanford Medical Centre in Palo Alto on June 26th. Aoife was critically injured in the balcony collapse last month, that claimed the lives of six of her friends. According to a statement from her family released this week, her condition has stabalised, but she still has a serious head injury. Her father Mike, along with her mother Angela – who also has family in Listowel – remain at her bedside, while siblings Anna and Tim, are hoping to travel to Stanford to join them. The family this week thanked everyone for their support and good wishes in the past month. Friends and relatives in North Kerry are currently helping to publicize a fundraising gig for the Berkeley survivors, due to be held in Dublin on July 23rd.