This is a 100% self-funded trip with all monies raised going to the charity which my Mum established; StepWest.
I plan to take a few steps of my own up the World's TALLEST freestanding mountain on September 2nd. This will be a challenging and demanding 8 day trek to summit the top of Africa, all for of a very worthy cause.
After being diagnosed with MS over 22 years ago, my mum was able to take her first steps using the Ekso Bionic Suit in Cork in 2015. The charities mission is to bring the Ekso Bionic Suit to the West of Ireland as a shared service for anyone with impaired mobility.
This incredible piece of technology empowers it’s users both physically and mentally and improves their quality of life. Currently only 3 of these suits reside in Ireland, none of which are based in the west.
The Ekso Bionic Suit has been designed to support people’s training requirements following spinal cord injuries, strokes and those living with neurological conditions such as MS. A fund of €150,000 is being raised to purchase and operate the suit over the coming years.
Watch below video link to see the Ekso suit in action and the inspirational woman behind the charity! :)
Thanks for taking the time to read and appreciate any support you can give towards this worthy cause. Oneisa
- Cathy Coleman
- Anthony Grady
- KC KC
- Louise Geraghty
- Zara Healy