Men of League Foundation Supporting Pam & Jason Comerford
When rugby league fanatic Jason Comerford was 18 years-old, he was playing for his beloved Kotara Bears when a mistimed tackle saw him suffer a brain injury.
Jason’s loving mum Pam was at the ground that fateful day and instantly knew something wasn’t right.
When she arrived at the hospital shortly after the accident, the doctor warned Pam to prepare that Jason may not make it through the night.
With some fighting courage and unbelievable resilience, Jason made it through many difficult nights.
After months in intensive care Jason moved home, however the transition back was not an easy one for the Comerford family.
The Kotara Bears Rugby League Club rallied around their fellow clubman by building an extension onto the Comerford’s house to accommodate for them.
Many years later towards the end of 2017, Pam was mortified to find that the wall beside Jason’s bed was damp from the shower in his bathroom. She further discovered that the insurance company wouldn’t cover the cost for the damage to her son’s wall and room.
After a few calls to Jason’s friends and other members of the rugby league community, just as it occurred many years ago, the rugby league community once again acted swiftly to support the Comerford’s.
Alongside the Men of League Foundation, Pam would namely like to mention the following people who made Jason’s room renovation possible:
- Jeff McCloy from McCloys Group
- Max Fox from Toronto Carpet Court
- Michael Earp from Earp Bros Tiles
- Matt & Jason Crockett from NHS Plasterboard and Timber
- Craig Eshman from Reece Plumbing
- Steve Hepburn from O’Brien Glass
As well as special mention to:
Brett Atkins (Kotara Bears Rugby League) and Mick Sullivan (Lakes United Rugby League) who liaised with the business houses and arranged the tradespeople who donated their time to make this happen.