Young mum Joleen was critically injured in an attack in Downpatrick (Photo: Belfast Live)
The mother of a woman left fighting for her life after an attack admits she feels "helpless".
Last weekend, young mum Joleen Corr, 26, was critically injured in an attack in Downpatrick .
Michael O’Connor, 30 has been remanded in custody accused of attempted murder.
Joleen, who has a son, remains in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
Her mum Carol told Belfast Live how she’s keeping a constant vigil around her bed "hoping for a miracle".
She added: "I wouldn’t wish this on anyone in the world.
Police at the house in Thomas Russell Park, Downpatrick where a woman was found critically injured
"Everyone keeps tell me to stay positive but how can I? How can I be positive when my wee daughter is lying in intensive care?
"My heart is breaking and there’s nothing I can do to help her.
"I never thought I would see the day my daughter is lying there in intensive care with tubes coming out of her to keep her alive.
"They took her off sedation but then she had to go back on it because of the pressure inside her head.
"We’ve said a million prayers, taken all the medals we can find to her bedside.
"Her daddy and me have been by her side every second we can, hoping for a miracle.
"I just want to hold her and make it all better. But I can’t.
"Even though she’s 26 she’s still my child, she’s still my wee girl."
Joleen is originally from Beechmount Grove but has been living in Downpatrick for the past year and a half.
She and her toddler son have recently been back spending time with her mum, three sisters and brother in the west of the city.
Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
And Carol revealed: "She turned 26 just over a week ago and we took her out for a meal and had a lovely time with her.
"She went back down to Downpatrick on the Thursday morning and then this happened.
"I feel so helpless. She’s on life support and they say that her brain is badly damaged.
"I don’t know whether I’m coming or going; it’s breaking my heart to see her like this.
"She’s a lovely wee girl, so happy. She loved dancing and she loved her wee boy so much.
"He’s two-and-a-half and he idolises his mummy. He always felt safe when he was with her.
"Now he keeps crying for her."
On Tuesday, O’Connor stood in the dock and nodded to confirm that he understood the allegation against him. A detective constable said he could connect him to the charge.
No further details were disclosed during the brief hearing.
O’Connor, of Westrock Grove in West Belfast, was also brought before the court on an arrest warrant issued in connection with separate alleged motoring offences in March this year.