Superman - Michael's Little Steps

€17,905 of €19,320 goal

Raised by 116 people in 44 months
Hi everybody Im sorry to have to ask this but could you please like share and possibly even make a small donation to help me. I am now to big for my buggy. This time last year I was measured by the HSE for a new wheelchair. My Mam has being contacting the HSE regularly advocating on my behalf for a new chair but it has not been forthcoming. The HSE say they have insufficent funds. At this point my buggy is unsafe for me and I am at Risk of serious injury to myself and my implanted Shunt which is essential for my Survival. Mam has managed to raise almost 75% of the cost of the chair we just need another €1500 and every little donation will help to make everyday life safer for me. Thanks Michael is a 5 year old little boy from Blarney, Co. Cork, his Mum Orla is from Crumlin in Dublin and his dad is from Blarney. At 26 weeks pregnant we were told something was wrong with Michael. Scans and an MRI confirmed Michael had hydrocephalus. We were told to expect the worst. While pregnant I organised my sons funeral. Michael was born at 37 weeks gestation via C-Section. He was so beautiful. Michael was brought to NICU so they could keep an eye on him. At 3 days old he travel to Dublin he had brain surgery at 5 days old. After one week he was transfered back to Nicu where he stayed till he was 1 month old. Michael was sent home with Palliative Care. At 4 months old we rushed him to hospital. He was blue and barely breathing. I knew first aid and kept him breathing till we got to hospital. It is on the visit that we found out Michael could not eat or drink safely and was needing to be tube fed. Michael was given NG feeds and we trained up on how to feed and replace tubes. Michael still isn't able to eat like you or me. He now has a Mic button as the NG tube started to become a challenge every time he pulled his tube out. Nearly 5 years later he is still with us and we treasure every minute. Although he can not walk without the aid of his walker you can see the fight and determination he has in his eyes to do it. His determination to finish his daily (up to 2 hours) physiotherapy is key to the power he has. Because Michael spends so much time in doors exercising he loves getting out and interacting and socialising with friends and family. He loves road trips even the long ones to Dublin and to his wonderful respite in Fermanagh in the North. Michael was born in November 2012 with a condition called L1 syndrome which causes hydrocephalus, this is commonly known as water on the brain. This has left a devastating effect on Michael's brain. Visit and like his Facebook page to keep up to date with his adventures https://m.facebook.com/Superman-Michaels-Little-Steps-961349023877893/
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Hi everybody Im sorry to have to ask this but could you please like share and possibly even make a small donation to help me.

I am now to big for my buggy. This time last year I was measured by the HSE for a new wheelchair. My Mam has being contacting the HSE regularly advocating on my behalf for a new chair but it has not been forthcoming. The HSE say they have insufficent funds.

At this point my buggy is unsafe for me and I am at Risk of serious injury to myself and my implanted Shunt which is essential for my Survival. Mam has managed to raise almost 75% of the cost of the chair we just need another €1500 and every little donation will help to make everyday life safer for me.

Thanks
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I'm sorry I haven't updated here in a while. The boss has been poorly on and off all winter long.

We have our brand new 181 wheelchair accessible van for Michael we purchased it in January.

We would like to thank every single person who has helped in any way at all.

We are officially finished fundraising how ever we will leave this gfm open so that if someone was kind enough to donate again the money will go towards funding michael much needed home private physio sessions one a week.

Thanks so much for your kindness support and generosity.
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€6781.00 to raise for Michael wheelchair accessible vehicle and to cover Michael's physiotherapist that comes to the house to christmas.

Michael is starting school on Tuesday a day I taught I would witness. Why?? Because Michael was sent home on Paliative care at 1month old. Now as he turns 5 in November his future is brighter but still unknown.

You can help make Michael's life a lot more comfortable. Michael LOVES being in the car going on adventures. He really likes trips to Dublin to visit nana and his aunty to we ford to visit his uncle, aunt and baby cousin and trips to Limerick to visit his daddy's family.

Could you help a little boys love of the road become comfortable? No matter the amount of money you donate it all helps.

Thanks so much
Yours In Steps
Michael & Orla
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Hi guys just a quick update. This go fund me is still active. We are still trying to get to our target. Currently the only fundraising we are doing is this.

We are not doing door to door collections however I do have friends organising fundraisers around the country. Unless it is mention on "Supermans Michael's Little Steps" Facebook page please do not donate.

All fundraising for Michael will be advertised there. If you are holding a fundraiser for Michael in the near future please let me know and send on your contact details

THANKS

Orla (Michael's mum)
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€17,905 of €19,320 goal

Raised by 116 people in 44 months
Created January 2, 2016
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DC
€50
Daphne Chen-Maxwell
3 months ago
PP
€5
Philip Prendeville
11 months ago

God bless you little man.

KG
€30
Kevin Galligan
11 months ago

Best of luck with the fundraising.

CN
€20
Ciara Mc Nelis
11 months ago
ED
€20
Emma Daly
11 months ago
BG
€30
Begona Serra Gilabert
11 months ago
RB
€20
Roy Browne
11 months ago
AM
€10
Anita Mcgrath
11 months ago
OM
€30
Orla MacNaeidhe
14 months ago
IL
€325
In Memory Of John Lucey
21 months ago (Offline Donation)
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