Bungalow for Brendan

€74,380 of €120,000 goal

Raised by 1,601 people in 5 months

Please consider a donation to help keep this loving family together after Brendan has a spinal fusion.

Brendan is a 13 year old boy who is severely disabled with profound care needs. He is facing a spinal fusion operation - now scheduled for October 8th! - because of drastically worsening scoliosis that is literally crushing his internal organs. Brendan requires a properly equipped, suitably modified bungalow for his lone-parent mother to safely continue her full time 24/7 care of him,  especially when that operation is completed. Brendan, his younger brother Declan, and their mum Tracy currently live in a rental home that doesn’t meet those requirements. There is no suitable social housing available and the wait list is years long.

This loving family needs a bungalow by the time Brendan undergoes the spinal fusion operation or he won’t be able to come home after the surgery. This cannot be allowed to happen!

Tracy has a private loan in place thanks to a generous philanthropist. She is now desperately trying to raise the remaining balance to keep her family together.  A bungalow has been found, a holding deposit paid, now to raise the remaining balance.

If you would like to help this family finally get a safe, suitable, modified bungalow for Brendan, you can donate via PayPal as a gift to the gmail account of the same name as this fundraiser, bungalowforbrendan, or here via GoFundMe, but be aware they do take approximately 3% of each donation.




* NOTE: If social housing is provided before a bungalow can be purchased privately via this fundraiser, your donation will be returned in full upon your request. If you donated via GoFundMe, your donation will be returned less the processing fee they charge per donation (approximately 3%).

All donations will be directly deposited into the special bank account in care of Brendan. This fundraiser was established by his mother, Tracy.

You can follow Brendan's journey on his mother's blog: www.transitioningangels.com 

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Adding now a tremendously generous donation of 4K which will be made in bank from an organisation. Thank you to them and to everyone who has donated and shared this campaign so far!!! It means the world to me that you all care about my son enough to see this happen for him. Bless you all xx
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Received an amazingly generous donation of 5K into Brendan's fund at the bank, but as some of you know, there are over 2k in fees that Gofundme and Stripe have taken to date, so on the updated tally on this gofundme page, I added just 3K so to bring the total shown here equal to what is actually IN Brendan's bank account. Just an FYI update.
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This photo is a screenshot of an email with a Go Fund Me customer service agent with the reply to my email asking how much has been take from the fund for fees as of today's date, 21 August 2018. You can see their fee, the payment processor fee (called Stripe) and VAT. The best way to avoid losing funds for Brendan's Bungalow is for direct donations via bank online transfer, in person deposits at any AIB bank, or via PayPal as a gift. There are no fees for these 3 alternative options. Thank you to everyone who has so kindly and generously donated to date!!!
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This is a video of Brendan on August 8th showing the effects of severe scoliosis that is growing worse while he awaits a spinal fusion. For him to be allowed home to his family after the operation, a safe, suitable bungalow with an overhead hoist system must be ready. This is urgent to keep this loving family together and provide Brendan with the best and safest of care.
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