A woman left brain damaged after eating just one mouthful of chicken while on holiday has returned home after five years.
Amy May Shead suffered a severe allergic reaction to nuts after eating the chicken dish while on holiday in Budapest, Hungary.
The former ITV producer, 31, has been in and out of care homes since the incident in 2014, with round the clock care required.
But this month, she was finally able to return home after an annex was specially built at the family home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.
Her aunt, Julie Martin, said her parents Roger and Sue Shead are “over the moon” to have Amy return home at last.
She said: “They’ve longed for her to come home.
“They’ve wanted her to come home for a long time but it’s challenging to get someone discharged with a care package.
“She’s wheelchair-bound, she’s unable to talk, she can’t see and can’t care for herself but she understands.
“She has a really great sense of humour and a will to work at her therapies which is really rewarding to see.”
Amy was just 26 years old and on holiday with pals when she suffered the severe reaction while out at dinner.
She had managed her allergy all her life and even showed restaurant staff a card printed in the local language that explained she could have a serious reaction.
Source: Daily Star