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Mongol Rally 2019 for Pádraig

€5,299 of €10,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 1 month
Created July 16, 2019
Eugene, the Irish Skibob Champion 2018, and Pete, King of the Mountain Zell am See 2019, are participating in the Mongol Rally  2019, according to the organisers "motoring stupidity on a global scale", to help raise urgently needed funds for the neuro-rehabilitation of Pádraig Schaler in Dublin (Ireland).

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Pádraig Schäler (also known as Patrick, Paddy, 'Schaler', and Big P!) was knocked off his bicycle as he cycled to work on Cape Cod on Thursday, 27 June 2013, at 10am. He remained in a coma for a long time. He had just finished his undergraduate studies in Trinity College and had planned to spend the summer on a J1 working visa in the US while considering which of his many plans for the future he should pursue.

After a few weeks in Cape Cod Hospital, his family brought him home to Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital. Four months later, they decided to move him to a dedicated early neuro-rehab facility in Hamburg, Germany.

The family have had to cover very significant expenses since the accident happened. His air ambulance flight to Germany alone cost 12,000 euro and had to be paid for by them. Now, weekly therapy cost run into the hundreds of euro. Necessary intensive therapy sessions abroad cost thousands of euro. The total cost of his rehabilitation for the remainder of his life have been independently estimated to be millions of euro.

Check out www.caringforpadraig.org for further details.
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"Heading towards Mongolia tomorrow morning so could be out of coverage for a few days : weeks."

We wish Eugene and Pete good luck and safe driving on the second half of their incredible, monumental journey!

Thank you all for your amazing support! Please keep sharing their adventure and follow Eugene and Pete on their Instagram story at petesinkinson
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Unbelievable and amazing: Eugene and Pete just made the half-way mark for both their goal to raise 10,000 euro for "Caring for Pádraig" and for their destination "Mongolia and Beyond" (as if Mongolia wasn't far enough...:)

They are true heroes and yes, a little bit mad.

But how boring would the world be without a little bit of madness here and there?

Thank you for your incredible support so far. It is making a huge difference and has a very direct impact on Pádraig's life.

Please continue to support Eugene and Pete on the second half of their journey into the wild by sharing their amazing goal and destination as widely as you can.
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Here are the latest pictures from Eugene and Pete in Almaty which must be about half way to Mongolia. To be honest, I had to look up where Almaty is. Would you have known?
Here is a tip: In “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) James Bond said famously: “... If you can't trust a Swiss banker, ... What are you doing here in Kazakhstan?”
It looks like as if they were having the time of their life.
Thank you for your continuous support for our two heroes and for continuing to sharing their story. Check out petesinkinson on Instagram for regular updates on this amazing, crazy, insane trip!
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We are overwhelmed by your generosity and support for both our two heroes, Eugene and Pete. We have absolutely no doubt in our mind that they will reach both their goal and their destination, as one of you put it so aptly.

You probably know that you can follow the lads on Pete's Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/petesinkinson/
Please make sure to share their incredible pictures as widely as possible.

So far they have travelled through Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, all through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, 30 hours on a cargo ship on the Caspian Sea (not a pleasant experience) and into Kazakhstan. By the end of that journey, I'm sure they'll have trouble remembering the names of the many amazing countries that they'll have crossed through.

Though - they won't have trouble remembering the incredible adventures, friendships, and also the hard times. It looks like great fun, but I'm sure that there are moments when it's anything but easy to go on.

Although we're on a different kind of journey, we know those moments only too well. This is when you need friends to support you and you need to know that what you are doing is the right thing.

We all have a lot in common (even if we've never met).

Thank you to Eugene and Pete. Thank you to all who have supported their efforts so far. Please keep sharing this page and, above all, Pete's Instagram page. The energy, fun and sense of adventure there is second to none!
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Raised by 75 people in 1 month
Created July 16, 2019
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