The Perth musician, who was fighting for his life after last year’s Coward Punch, hopes he can forgive his attackers and have a better life.
Frederick Bertram, 36 at the time of the attack, was found unconscious in a pool of blood near his Hilton home after being punched in the face by a 14-year-old boy.
Bertram suffered serious brain injuries after falling onto the pavement in a late-night assault in November and hitting his head.
The musician required 55 skull staples and was hospitalized for three months.
His family was told he likely suffered permanent brain damage, but surprisingly his recovery has exceeded expectations.
On the night of the attack, Bertram and the teenage boy were on the same bus and got off at the same Hilton stop. There was no interaction between them while on the bus.
However, further on their way home, a 14-year-old boy beats Mr. Bertram.
Neighbors were alerted to the horrific incident when they heard the screams of the 36-year-old mother, who was found unconscious outside her home.
The teenager is still in court over the attack.
Bertram told 9News that he has forgiven his perpetrators, even though the assault changed his life forever.
“I hope he can have a better life…and I hope he can mature,” he said.
Frederick Bertram assault: Teenage attacker allowed coward punch, Hilton man suffers brain injury
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