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A near fatal attack didn't stop Luke Morgan from getting a uni degree after Caulfield Hospital rehabilitation

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A near fatal attack didn't stop Luke Morgan from getting a uni degree after Caulfield Hospital rehabilitation

A KING-HIT victim who sustained brain injuries during an attack on the way home from his Year 12 exam celebrations has graduated from university.

 

Luke Morgan was almost killed after he stopped for a late-night burger.

As he was leaving a Traralgon McDonalds, a group of youths began yelling at him, urging him into a fight.

 

It ended when the then 18-year-old was punched in the head.

 

As he lay on the ground, unconscious, one of the youngest offenders, just 13, repeatedly punched him in the face.

 

"He's not dead, he's just sleeping," his attackers yelled, as they ran from the approaching police sirens.


Mr Morgan spent three days in a coma.

 

Put simply, medical experts said his brain was "wrecked".

 

He found it hard to recall information. Even Googling answers to basic questions was a challenge.

 

But he would not let the attack stop him from pursuing his career. He spent eight months in Caulfield Hospital's rehabilitation, learning to perform basic tasks in a simulated working environment.

 

Gradually, he returned to work and study.

 

Last Wednesday, Mr Morgan, now 22, graduated from La Trobe University with a double degree in financial planning and international business.

 

Within a week of graduating, he got his first job, working for Blazer Wealth, in financial planning.

 

"I just want to make the most of my life," he said.

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