Get Gordon McKay back on his feet

This is Gordon. He is 41 and has an 11 year old daughter Libby. In September of 2014  Gordon suffered a perforated colon.  He was admitted to the ICU of the Mater Hospital where he received lifesaving surgery. He had multiple organ failure and contracted septicaemia which  led to him suffering from severe Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS). This resulted in a complete paralysis of his limbs from his neck down. 

After almost two years of in-patient care in the Mater and the National Rehabilitation Hospital Gordon was transferred to AnovoCare Nursing home where he lives and receives 24 hour care.   His physical wellbeing has improved and he is no longer reliant on  trachea  and feed tubes.

Gordons family are hopeful that through investing in physiotherapy and occupational therapy further improvements may be possible to enhance Gordon's quality of life as well as speech and language therapy to improve his swallow and speech..

We are hoping to raise funds to purchase equipment such as an Easystand chair (pictured) and physio equipment to enable Gordon continue with his goal to eventually get back on his  feet. Gordon had a trial assessment of the Easystand on 23/06/17 and Dublin Physiotherapy Clinic have said that he had "excellent results....He tolerated 20 minutes of standing".

Gordon currently has access to an "ISeries"  eye gaze controlled communication device.  Gordon uses this device with his eyes and it enables him to operate his phone, to text and email and control the television and lights in his room.  We are also planning to invest further in technology to support Gordon in achieving a greater level of independence.

Donations (357)

  • colum whelan
    • €1,000 
    • 5 yrs
  • AIB Forex Golf Soc
    • €500 (Offline)
    • 6 yrs
  • PB Raffle Night
    • €6,700 (Offline)
    • 6 yrs
  • Clontarf Lions Club
    • €1,500 (Offline)
    • 6 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • €200 (Offline)
    • 6 yrs


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