Video: Messages of support flood in for Cookstown woman Maud Kells

Dozens of people have posted messages of support for Cookstown woman Maud Kells who was shot in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday night.

The missionary midwife, who spoke in this video interview in 2013, was hit twice in the shoulder by bandits during an armed robbery at her home in Mulita in the north east of the country.

Maud Kells

Maud Kells

A spokesman for her Christian aid organisation, WEC International, said: “She was stable last night, speaking, recognising people, drinking water.

“She has no broken bones, no major muscles hit and her bleeding has stopped.”

She was awarded an OBE for a lifetime’s work at the medical centre in the Congo.

Here are just some of the comments posted on the Mid Ulster Mail Facebook page.

Alberta Lamont: “Praying for this amazing woman.”

Deirdre Jamieson: “Michael Jamieson”

Christine White Hamilton: “Wishing her a speedy recovery such a wonderful woman.”

Darren Raymonde Lennox: “Praying for Maud at this time.”

Keith Quigley: “Thoughts and prayers with Maud and her family.”

Samantha Jarvis: “Hoping she makes a full and speedy recovery xx.”