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Bungalow for Brendan

€35,218 of €125,000 goal

Raised by 968 people in 3 months

Brendan is a 13 year old boy who is severely disabled with profound care needs. He is facing a spinal fusion operation this summer - only a few months away - 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!

If you would like to help this family finally get a safe, suitable, modified bungalow for Brendan, you can donate by:

There is also this option of donating here via GoFundMe, but be aware they do take approximately 3% of each donation.

or, via Paypal as a gift.


* 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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Many thanks to Ray D'Arcy and his staff for having us on his program today! Here's a podcast of the interview in case anyone missed it: https://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9_21400594_19148__
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Every once in awhile, you hear a story about a truly astounding act of compassion by one person for another person. It is the stuff of fairytales. It is the story you hear on the news and say to yourself, “that would never happen to me.”

Well, it did just happen to me.
It just happen to my sons.
And it just saved my family.

We have just received one of these truly rare and astounding acts of compassion by a person who shall remain unnamed.

The astoundingly generous, unbelievable act of compassion?

A private loan to cover half of the cost of the Bungalow For Brendan.

This amazing person understands that as a full time carer to Brendan Bjorn, I cannot qualify to obtain a bank (or even government) home loan, and has just given me the opportunity – indeed, the blessing – of a lifetime by extending to me this private loan and as such, to provide a forever home to save my little family.

I sit here typing this, stunned. In shock. Tears of indescribable joy flowing. Relief and happiness swirling around with the overwhelming feeling of knowing there are truly angels who walk this earth…and I’ve just met one. I have no other words to describe how I feel as my head is still spinning, but I’m sure in the days to come I will find those words to do justice to this great act of true compassion.

So, where it leaves us now is the need to raise half the cost of the bungalow, which would be €125K. As it stands currently, there has been 25K raised, so left to urgently raise is the remaining 100K.

That’s just 5,000 people donating €20 each. I hope beyond hope that this is attainable! I do think it is, and the thought of that brings such bright promise to my family’s future and for Brendan Bjorn’s health and quite frankly, to his life.

Tomorrow we go to view a bungalow. If it is suitable, a (refundable) deposit will be put down to hold it until the rest of the funds are raised, which of course needs to be as soon as possible.

Tomorrow will be such an important day for me and my two sons.

Today, our lives have just taken a turn for the better, finally, by the grace and goodness of this unnamed person. May this person receive blessings tenfold in return, for they have just made the stuff of fairytales come true!
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€35,218 of €125,000 goal

Raised by 968 people in 3 months
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SM
€13
Shane McCarron
13 hours ago
RK
€25
Ray Kaye
14 hours ago
MC
€10
Maria Cartwright
14 hours ago
CF
€25
C F
14 hours ago (Offline Donation)
JJ
€30
J J
17 hours ago (Offline Donation)
€20
Kaia James
18 hours ago
MR
€20
M R
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LO
€15
L O
20 hours ago (Offline Donation)
FD
€50
Fionnuala Donohue
21 hours ago
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€20
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22 hours ago
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