On Saturday 12th of November we hosted a Coffee morning for Local man Gary Mc Donnell. All money from Tea, Coffee, Sausage Rolls, Cakes & Sweet treats was donated to the cause. We had a great turn out from the local community and raised a total of €1,945.00 on the day. Huge thank you to our Suppliers who helped us in making this fundraiser such a sucess & we wish Gary and his family all the best as they prepare to get him home from The Matter Hospital in the coming weeks.
For anyone that doesn’t know Gary’s story, Gary McDonnell is battling Multiple Myeloma since his diagnosis in July 2021. Gary is receiving excellent care in The Mater Hospital following a Stem Cell Transplant in September. Because of the aggressive nature of Gary's Myeloma he requires a 2nd Transplant in the coming months.
Gary was admitted to The Mater on June 21st with back pain and it was discovered that he had developed a large tumour which was compressing his spinal cord, and despite the best efforts of the amazing staff, Gary, at 54 is now permanently paralysed from the chest down and wheelchair dependent. Gary continues to fight these battles with enormous strength and courage.
Gary will be coming home to his wife Orlagh, daughters Ciara and Eimear and dog, Dexter. All funds raised will go towards supporting Gary and his family as he continues to battle Myeloma and Paralysis and transitioning his care from hospital to home, which includes significant renovations to his home, a wheelchair accessible car and all ongoing health care for Gary’s condition to be cared for at home. Following discharge Gary will require on going care for his Myeloma at the Mater Hospital which will incur even further additional costs.