Shark attack victim Sam Morgan ‘doing super well’
BALLINA surfer Sam Morgan has told how he fought to stay awake after being attacked by a bull shark last month.
Sam, 20, was surfing near North Wall at Ballina on November 10 when he was bitten on the left thigh.
He made his way to the beach and was helped by other surfers and bystanders, before being airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital.
The Sam Morgan Road to Recovery Facebook page has reported that Sam is "doing super well and has been exceeding all expectations".
"A group of us are in the process of organising a fundraiser for early new year," the post reads.
"Sam has plans to donate to the guys at Westpac (Life Saver Rescue) helicopter, and try and help out Mat Lee with his ongoing recovery.
"Sam wants to get back out in the water soon, so to whoever wants to get down to the beach that day I'll make a post before. The support has been amazing!"
It has been reported that Sam has signed a deal with 60 minutes to tell his story of survival.
However he told the Gold Coast Bulletin that he went into survival mode after realising he had been attacked by a shark.
"That's pretty much all you can think of," he told the paper.
"Pretty much everything is out of my hands.
"I just had to stay awake (and) that's all you can really try and do in that sort of situation."
A GoFundMe page set up for Sam has raised almost $7000.
To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/sammorgan