Chicago is to host a day dedicated to the Northern Irish student viciously beaten during a baseball bat mugging.
Natasha’s Day, in honour of Natasha McShane, will be held on June 13 and will be marked with a number of huge fundraisers across the US city.
The 23-year-old from Silverbridge, Co Armagh, was left fighting for her life after being assaulted while walking home from a night out in Chicago on April 23.
She spent weeks in a medically induced coma but opened her eyes for the first time on May 7.
Since then, the Queen’s University graduate has been moved to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for further treatment. She is expected to remain in hospital for months.
The two suspects have now been charged with attempted murder.
Heriberto Viramontes and Marcy Cruz had previously been charged with aggravated battery and armed robbery.