As some you may already know on the 11th of February we received a phone call that no family with a loved one abroad want to receive. We were told that our 33 year old brother Kevin, who is a type 1 diabetic had suffered a massive stroke and was fighting for his life in intensive care in Sydney. Understandably, this came as a massive shock to the family and what was worse he was on the other side of the world. Our mum and brother immediately booked flights to sit at Kevin’s bedside in the hope he would wake up. Thankfully, due to the amazing care he received and Kevin’s sheer determination, he did wake up and surpassed all expectations set by his medical team. Unfortunately, as Kevin remains in Australia, the medical expenses and cost to remain in Australia are unsustainable. His medical team have liaised with doctors in Letterkenny University hospital, where we hope he can be transferred and continue his recovery at home, with those that know and love him around him. The cost of getting Kevin home is going to be substantial considering the distance he has to travel as he will require specialist medical personnel accompanying him. We now need to ask for help to get Kevin home were he belongs. We understand that times are tough for people but if you can afford a small donation we would greatly appreciate it.
Kevin turns 34 next week, the best present we can try give him is getting him home.