Team fundraiser: Siobhán Lynch and Laura Quinlan are organizing this fundraiser on
behalf of James Quinlan.
James needs your help.
On the 19th of December 2021, our friend and brother James Quinlan suffered a major brain
hemorrhage at his home in New York. James is a 47-year-old skilled mechanic who is
passionate about anything that has an engine!
As a member of Kerry Motor Club, James rallied the length & breath of Ireland in his MK11 Escort he rallied by the seat of his pants & on a shoe string budget - we'll save the stories for James to tell & there are some stories to tell!!!
He moved to New York from Waterville for an adventure 17 years ago and has lived, worked, and loved life there ever since.
James is the most kind, considerate, fun-loving character. A lad who would never leave anyone in need. He is a man who has asked for so little, has always given to whomever needed… so we now want to ask on behalf of James.
100% of this funding will go towards James’s medical cost and future rehabilitation.
James Journey so far:
Fortunately, James had immediate medical assistance, but he slipped into a coma, was intubated to assist with breathing and was diagnosed with a significant brain hemorrhage. He was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of Lenox Hill Acute Care Hospital in Manhattan where after CT’s and a cerebral angiogram assessed the extent of the bleed. It was here they found three more aneurysms. Due to the outstanding medical team, three coils were placed within the brain to help stop the bleed. A brain catheter to drain the blood/ excess fluid and to aid in the reduction of swelling. Along with the administration of a series of
medications to assist in stabilising James.
On the 24th Dec, James regained consciousness, breathing unassisted and was able to move
extremities on demand. James recognises familiar voices and spoke asking for his family
members. James remains in intensive care, under heavy sedation to maintain stability and his
progress has been extremely strong, so we are hopeful for a steady recovery.
We’re asking for your help!
While the doctors take care of his immediate care and apply plans for his treatment when he
leaves the Intensive Care Unit we aspire to gather the funding required to get James the best
care available. Regardless of the route they plan, the cost will be substantial.
Time is extremely valuable, we do not have an exact cost for James’s care as it depends on
the treatment plan and James staying stable, but we really need your support. Please consider
contributing to James Quinlans Journey to Recovery Go Fund Me. Thank you very much
for whatever you can give, as we keep you up to date with James’s Journey.
On behalf of James parents Eddie & Peggy, his siblings, Gary, Adrian, Laura & Karina, your generosity is greatly appreciated.