Oliver Mc Elhone's Family Need Us !!

A loving friend, father, husband and musician, Oliver has touched many lives with his humor and talent. Now, he needs our help. For the McElhones, the last few years have presented much heartache and worry. And now Oliver is currently battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, making him unable to work and leaving him with crippling medical expenses. In his time of need, we are accepting donations to help cover medical bills and the financial hardship this ordeal has placed on him and his family.

Oliver McElhone was born in Bellaghy in County Derry, Ireland. In 1980, he emigrated to Philadelphia where he meet his wife, Eileen Moran. Together, they built a loving home with eight wonderful children. Oliver is a well known figure in the Irish community and many of us have been entertained by him and his music over the years. Anyone who knows Oliver knows that he has been generous with his time and talents when it comes to helping others in need. Now, we ask that you do whatever you can to help him and his family during this difficult time. 

Above all, we ask you to keep the McElhone family in your prayers. Prayer is the most valuable gift to someone you love and it is important that we place our problems in the hands of God during difficult times. 

Here is what some of Oliver's closest friends and family have to say about him:

"We all have our challenges but very few in life have to deal with what Eileen and Ollie have been dealt. Yet whenever a benefit has come up - who have we always turned to and asked to give of his time and musical talents? Oliver. When has he refused, never. Now is our chance to say thank you to the McElhone family. Please consider showing your thanks and your love by supporting here."
- Tommy Higgins Jr.

"In a music scene that is often overwrought with tired cliches - green hats and glittery shamrocks, Oliver McElhone is a true steward of Irish American folk music who plays with heart, passion and a sense of humor. Not just a fine musician but a great family man, friend and all around decent person. The first one to pitch in for a worthy cause or beneift for a needy friend or even a stranger. Now it is our turn to say thanks Ollie! A donation for my friend and his family is greatly appreciated but a thought or prayer for Oliver is just as welcome."
- Paul Moore

"The McElhone family have went through a very difficult couple of years.  We don't know what is around the corner for any of us in life but we are always in need of our friends and family for support. Your donation will help ease the burdens life has thrown at them and let themw know they are loved and supported in their time of need."
- Jacinta Mannion

Donations ()

  • James McFadden 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • jackie sweeney 
    • $200 
    • 30 mos
  • Shauna Danesi 
    • $40 
    • 30 mos
  • James Mcelroy  
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • The McDade-Cara School of Irish Dance 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jacinta Mannion 
Havertown, PA
Oliver McElhone 
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