After being stabbed while holding bub, mum is in recovery

TEAGAN Moore is doing well on her long road to recovery after an attack that left her clinging to life.

Expected to stay in hospital for the next few weeks, the young mother who was stabbed at her Kuttabul home on December 28, will have to undergo daily physio and rehabilitation.

She remains in Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, while her accused attacker, Jason Wayne Greatbatch, 35, sits in Mackay Watchhouse awaiting a court appearance on Thursday.

South Australian bakery owner and Teagan's former employer, Greatbatch allegedly flew from Ceduna, South Australia, hired a car and headed to Kuttabul to attack Miss Moore.

He allegedly stabbed her twice while she was holding her 10-month old boy. Protected by his mother he was unharmed in the incident but Miss Moore's fiancé, Jake Burgess, also sustained stab wounds and was released from Mackay Base Hospital over the weekend.

Greatbatch arrived handcuffed and surrounded by detectives at Mackay Airport on Friday evening.

He was quickly transported to the Mackay Watchhouse to appear in Rockhampton Magistrate's Court via video link on Saturday.

Messages of support have been strong on Facebook for Miss Moore and a gofundme page has been set-up to help with medical expenses.

A family friend described Teagan as "a very bubbly and open-minded person. She loves her son, she loves Jake, she loves life...she just does what she has to, to get through.

"All she wants is to live her own life. She is concentrating on getting better," the friend said.



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