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Marymount Hospice & Stripes For Life

€2,135 of €2,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 2 months
39200156_1558208658259369_r.jpeg39200156_1558208286365859_r.jpeg39200156_1558208480427709_r.jpeg39200156_1558208605466406_r.jpegFireEye Ireland, based in Mahon, Cork, allows all employees to donate one day a year to help out a good cause  locally. This is FireEye's Philanthropy Day. 

This year, a large group have decided to take to the skies! 
The FireEye Flying Philanthropists, together with brave family and friends, have decided to do a SkyDive and raise funds to be shared equally between Marymount Hospice in Cork and Lauren Walsh, a local young lady from Passage, who suffers from EDS - Ehler Danlos Syndrome. The team, many of whom are jumping for the first time, will take the leap on 2 dates, currently booked for May 25th and June 8th, weather permitting!

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice is a healthcare facility which provides two distinct services. The elderly care facility provides respite care, intermediate palliative care and continuing care for older people. Marymount Hospice provides care to patients with progressive illness, both cancer and non-cancer, at a time when pain or other symptom issues need addressing. Patients on active treatment may benefit from a short term admission for symptom control and rehabilitation. Support is offered to families facing loss or who are bereaved. Marymount is the designated Specialist Care Centre for the Cork/Kerry region serving a population of approximately 600,000.

Lauren has a host of rare illnesses, diagnosed 14 years ago with Ehler Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and, later, with Axelrod's Congenital Dysfunction. She is in intestinal failure and spends 20 hours a day on a TPN feed.  As she has zero absorption, she is on  many IVs. She has a Pej (jejunostomy) tube in her tummy, as well as an ileostomy bag. Lauren has severe gastroparesis, as well as Raynaud's Syndrome. As Lauren has been diagnosed as completely unique with her array of symptoms, she requires round-the-clock medication and care. For a young person going through such a difficult time, Lauren is an absolute inspiration with her positive outlook and sense of humour through it all.
Follow Lauren's story "Stripes for Life - My EDS Journey" on Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/Stripes-For-Life-My-Eds-Journey-529664150454132/

No donation to these worthy causes is too small. We will be delighted with any support you can give.  And, if any of you would like to join us, please reach out :-)
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Closing off this page now....unless there are any last minute donations?? ;-)
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One final push for support.....please, please help Marymount Hospice and Lauren Walsh. We'll close this page on Friday July 12th & split all funds raised between these 2 very worthy causes. Dig deep ;-) Thanks so much to all who have supported to date. I can't tell you how much it means :-) Click here.....
https://www.gofundme.com/f/FireEyePhilanthropyDay/donate
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Another fantastic video. Well done Andrea!
https://youtu.be/YeHPobxRLrA
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Hi All,

If you want to get a small taste of the adrenalin rush we experienced in early June, please see Jim Curtin’s action video here https://youtu.be/C221JxfOKmE. This is just a short snippet of the amazing experience!

It’s not too late for you to sign up! This is not a FireEye event, so not restricted to FireEye employees – start recruiting family and friends as well – the more, the merrier!!
We’re looking at scheduling one more date over the summer to do a final charity skydive for 2 very worthy causes – Marymount Hospice in Bishopstown in Cork and Lauren Walsh from Passage in Cork, who suffers from Ehler Danlos Syndrome.
You can still support here ........ https://www.gofundme.com/FireEyePhilanthropyDay

Please let me know in June, if you’re interested in jumping with us! The jump takes place on the Kildare/Offaly border and a tandem jump is €260pp, self-funded (prices available for solo jumps too, for the braver amongst us!).
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