Deteriorating Nathan Berry To Return To Sydney

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by Red Belly Sports

The family of Nathan Berry is planning to bring the ill jockey back to Sydney, following complications in his battle with NORSE Syndrome in Singapore.


The 23-year-old collapsed at trackwork earlier this month, and has since been placed in an induced coma in a Singapore hospital, after suffering a number of seizures.


NORSE Syndrome is a condition related to epiliepsy.


Twin brother Tom has been a constant companion at Nathan’s bedside, along with his wife Whitney, the daughter of leading jockey Glyn Schofield.


Whitney issued the following statement through the Australian Jockeys Association on Tuesday:


“I cannot thank everyone enough for the amount of love and support you have all shown through this most difficult time in Nathan’s and my life.


“Nathan continued to improve over the weekend but it is with great sadness that I have to say his condition since has had complications.


“Between myself, his team of doctors and members of both families, we have decided to bring Nathan home to Sydney as soon as we can.


“Nathan is my world and I don’t know anyone who can fight this illness like he is.


“Please now let us keep him in our thoughts and prayers.”