A local Austin icon, Leslie Cochran, remains in hospice care at this time and residents are joining together in order to raise funds for any medical bills that may arise.
According to the Daily Texan Online, Cochran has been in the hospital since Feb. 16 when he was found unconscious on South Fifth Street. Officials have stated that Cochran’s condition is a result of a motorcycle accident that occurred 25 years ago in Colorado combined with another head injury that occurred in 2009 when he fell down a curb.
The head injuries left Cochran with seizures that would occur once a month. Friends stated that he would go into the hospital when he knew a seizure would be coming.
Recently, Cochran was unable to always make it to the hospital before they occurred and it is thought that this is what happened on the day he was found.