Kindness of strangers will help injured father-to-be
Life can change in an instant as Northern Ireland native Billy McMenamin discovered when he went surfing off the coast of Australia where he now lives.
He was extremely fortunate that a fall from his surfboard did not leave him paralysed, but even more fortunate that many people have rallied to his aid, until he is hopefully able to return to work in three months' time.
The accident could not have happened at a worse time - he and partner Hayley have a baby on the way.
But no doubt big-hearted readers who learn of his plight will donate to the worthwhile fundraising campaign set up in support of the couple.