Anthony Somers Benefit Fund

29 830 € of 250k € goal

Raised by 76 people in 33 months
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This is the very tragic story of a devoted husband and father of two, originally from Glengarriff, Co Cork and now living in London. Anthony Somers was a strong, fit, hardworking, healthy 38 year old before he contracted the Influenza B virus in January 2013.

The Influenza quickly developed into Hypothermia and then progressed dramatically, resulting in complete organ failure. Anthony went on to develop Critical Illness Neuropathy, a condition where the nerve endings in the hands and legs die. Sadly, in September 2013, Anthony had his left leg amputated from below the knee and in February of this year, the day before his 40th birthday, Anthony had his second leg removed. (A quote from the man himself "I got legless for my 40th"). To date, Anthony still does not have any use in his hands. He requires 24 hours a day care.

Anthony has recently been allowed to come home for 4 months. The hospital has provided him with a special bed and hoist which is set up in his dining room.

We desperately need to raise funds to carry out major modifications to his home to enable him to return on a permanent basis. Voice controlled equipment would give Anthony some independance. A modified vehicle with wheelchair access would be a massive benefit to the family. Anthony will also require home care indefinitely. His immediate priority is to acquire gyroscopic legs to give him some mobility.

Over the past 18 months Anthony has fought a tremendously brave battle especially seeing that he was given a 1% chance of survival. He has had to accept the amputation of both his legs and deal with the loss of the use in both his hands. Please, please find it in your hearts and give generously to help this family move forward with their lives.

If you would prefer to donate by cheque please make it payable to the 'Anthony Somers Trust Fund' and mail it to:

Anthony Somers Benefit Fund,
26 Dalewood,
Glengarriff,
Co. Cork
+353 87 7994883
 

Thank you very much for your support.

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Update 6
Posted by Anthony Somers Benefit Fund
27 months ago
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Huge "step" today.
First time standing in nearly two years.
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Update 5
Posted by Anthony Somers Benefit Fund
28 months ago
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This week Anthony has gone into Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton for a six week intensive phisio program and his first prosthesis fitting! He is settling in well and he says the hospital is really nice too!
We are holding a fundraiser in the Eccles Hotel on Sat 29th Nov. There will be a Great variety of Music followed by DJ. Tickets can be bought at the door on the night. All tickets sold will enter a draw to win 1 night B&B and dinner for 2 in the Amazing Sheen Falls Hotel in Kenmare!
If you may not be able to make it on the night but would like to buy a ticket to support and to enter the draw you can call Dee on 087 9851200. €10 per ticket!
We will keep you posted on any updates with Anthony! Thank you all for your support so far!
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Update 4
Posted by Anthony Somers Benefit Fund
30 months ago
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PayPal FINALLY up and running again! Thanks to everyone for donating so far and please try again for those who tried to donate today!
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Update 3
Posted by Anthony Somers Benefit Fund
30 months ago
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Having trouble with paypal again! Thanks for letting me know. No donationsable can be accepted at the moment. Should be resolved by tomorrow hopefully. Thank you so much everybody!
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Yuriy Dubyk
29 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4j_KmXN2Ss

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Yuriy Dubyk
29 months ago

Dear Anthony! I know great people that can help with legs in much cheaper way. Like here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYeTQ1Z1n2A

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Anthony Somers Benefit Fund
29 months ago

Hiya! Thank you so much for your offer! What is your email address?

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Julie Wentworth
30 months ago

Hello, My husband is an EXCELLENT carpenter/builder from America. We currently live in N. Cork. Pleas get ahold of us....we can offer some free services for home remodeling. This is what we do for another non-profit and would be happy to help.

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29 830 € of 250k € goal

Raised by 76 people in 33 months
Created July 2, 2014
Anthony Somers Benefit Fund  
KR
25 €
K Richmond
14 months ago
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You are in my prayers

10 €
Anonymous
26 months ago
80 €
Anonymous
26 months ago
50 €
Anonymous
27 months ago
ML
50 €
Mark Lally
27 months ago
DM
70 €
Des, Dave and Moritz
27 months ago(Offline Donation)
BS
3 000 €
Bantry charity shop
27 months ago(Offline Donation)

Bridge Street Charity Shop

BD
12 565 €
Benefit Dance
28 months ago(Offline Donation)

Great night at the Eccles Hotel.

50 €
Anonymous
28 months ago
50 €
Anonymous
28 months ago
Yuriy Dubyk
29 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4j_KmXN2Ss

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Yuriy Dubyk
29 months ago

Dear Anthony! I know great people that can help with legs in much cheaper way. Like here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYeTQ1Z1n2A

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Anthony Somers Benefit Fund
29 months ago

Hiya! Thank you so much for your offer! What is your email address?

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Julie Wentworth
30 months ago

Hello, My husband is an EXCELLENT carpenter/builder from America. We currently live in N. Cork. Pleas get ahold of us....we can offer some free services for home remodeling. This is what we do for another non-profit and would be happy to help.

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