Sheehan Family Fund

$15,900 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 278 people in 31 months
Ailish Sheehan passed away on September 9, 2016 in Poland after a fall. She was surrounded by her family as she took her last breath. Ailish had just won a bronze medal for Team Great Britain at the FISU World University Rowing Championships. 

She grew up in Kildimo, Ireland, was a member of St. Michael's Rowing club, and graduated from Salesian Secondary.

She was also a 2015 graduate of the University of Notre Dame in the U.S., where she competed with the women's rowing team as a scholarship recruit. 

Funds will be sent to the Sheehans (John, Catherine, Niamh and Aine) to defray the costs of their extended stay in Poland and to contribute to Ailish's celebrations of life in Ireland and elsewhere. More information about these will be passed along as we are updated by the family.

Your thoughts can also be shared with her family at the CaringBridge site  https://www.caringbridge.org/public/ailishsheehan
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We are preparing to allocate these funds to the Sheehan family, at which time they will distribute them to St. Michael's Rowing Club and Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. I am a close family friend of the Sheehans (I was Ailish's roommate in college at Notre Dame for four years). I will withdraw the funds in my name for the Sheehan family. I will transfer the funds to the account of Ailish's sister (Niamh Sheehan). Niamh will distribute the funds as the Sheehan family sees fit.

If you have any further questions, please contact me at emilymediate@yahoo.com
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Thank you all so much for your thoughts, words and donations for Ailish and her family. I've raised the target amount to $15,000 simply because we have been overwhelmed by the donations to date. Again, the fund will be spent at the Sheehans' discretion - likely to defray the costs for them at this time - but any excess will go towards a cause or fund (perhaps a scholarship fund in Ailish's name). We will communicate the exact breakdown of the distribution of these funds to everyone who has contributed once the Sheehan family has decided on how to best way commemorate Ailish. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message via this site or by Facebook.

Sending love to all of you at this difficult time. <3 More information about Ailish's celebration(s) of life will be passed on once the plans have been finalized.
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Raised by 278 people in 31 months
Created September 7, 2016
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Sheila and Patrick Caulfield
30 months ago

Poor Ailsih... may her beautiful soul shine bright... may she rest up sweetly... sending ye all strength at this sad time and stamina to carry ye through.... Know the Earthsong energy will support ye. Big hug, Sheila and P xxx

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