Please see below an extract from a letter from Seán Dempsey of St. Joseph’s GAA Club in Laois regarding the Do It For Dan campaign. We would ask all Carrig GAA people to get behind this vital campaign.
”Dan Donoher, son of former Laois player Niall, is in a battle that no child should ever have to face. He is suffering from a rare muscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type1. Dan just turned one and his life expectancy is barely beyond that, without lifesaving medical intervention he will not see another year.
This infusion he needs is available exclusively from an American pharmaceutical company at a cost of 2.1 million dollars. To date almost 400,000 euros has being raised but our fundraising projects has been hampered by the corona virus and restrictions rightfully imposed to help limit it spreading.
However the GAA community is like no other and when we stand together, we are capable of anything. I know there are challenging times ahead for us all but little Dan Donoher does not have the luxury of waiting for this
crisis to end. He needs help now. Time waits for no child, man or woman so your generosity and speed of response is vital.
I am writing to plead for help for Niall, his wife Aisling nee Quigley and their son to all units of the GAA. worldwide. I believe if we all donate we can save young Dan’s life.
Bank details for save Dan:
Or GoFundMe #DoItForDan; if you choose GoFundMe please say what club or county you’re from.”
You can read more about Dan’s story here.
Donate at this link: https://ie.gofundme.com/f/1x3knoyjlc