Damian Poder Family Fund

Damian was diagnosed with bladder cancer in October 2016. He underwent an 11 week period in hospital where he had a kidney, his bladder and prostate removed. After this surgery another tumour was discovered in his bowel. He is currently at home and under the care of the community care team in Blackrock hospice. Damain will hopefully be taking part in an immunotherapy clinical trial due to start in early May.
Damian is a personal trainer, and self employed, so during his illness he has been unable to work and is not entitled to any benefits from the State. This has taken an enormous toll on his young family (wife Ailish and two year old son Cian) and their ability to pay for essentials such as rent, child care and transport. 

This campaign is to raise funds to support the family during this difficult time, and to ensure that they are financially stable while Damian continues to fight this awful disease.

Damian is an avid sports fan, his two main loves being cricket and rugby. He has been a member of Merrion cricket club since he arrived in Ireland from Australia in 1996. He played on the firsts and was club captain for 3 years running. He has also been a rugby referee for the Leinster branch for the last 5 years. These sporting communities have always been an integral part of Damian's life, and their support is especially appreciated during this difficult time.
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