Golf ball bomb victim to get $84,000

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale visited Michael Boggan in hospital. Photo: Contributed
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale visited Michael Boggan in hospital. Photo: Contributed Contributed

MICHAEL Boggan suffered life altering injuries after a homemade bomb exploded in his hands in 2013.

The teenage victim will receive $84,872.47 from the specific appeal run by the Mayor's Community Fund.

The donation has been held in trust since 2013 until Michael reached 18 years of age.

At the time of the incident Michael told of his horrific experience and how it had affected his life.

"When the ambulance was arriving I said to my mum, 'Wake me up, this is only a dream', but it wasn't a dream - it was real," he said.

"I can't type on a keyboard, I can't write. I don't know what I'm going to do."

Michael was left with the pinky finger on his left hand, as well as a thumb, index and ring finger on his right hand.

Mayor Paul Pisasale will officially present him with the donation on Tuesday.

Cr Pisasale said the response to the appeal was overwhelming, with strong support from the public and media.

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