On June 29th 2020, I will undertake to RUN from Malin Head to Mizen Head....600+ km in one week to raise funds for Cappagh Kids. Cappagh Kids is a charity close to my heart........
In 2017, my son Michael was diagnosed with Osteofibrous Dysplasia in his left tibia and so began our journey with the National Orthopaedic (Cappagh) Hospital. Overtime, without intervention Michael’s shin would break easily and was likely to deform. Surgery was the only option, if any, of fixing the bone. Over the past four years Michael has had countless surgeries and related treatments.
Michaels treatment and rehabilitation has taken place at Cappagh under the exceptional expertise and care of Mr Connor Green and his team. Cappagh, the National Orthopaedic Hospital, is primarily an adult hospital, but with many children travelling from all over Ireland to avail of the unique orthopaedic specialist skills and equipment. I have seen first hand hand how child friendly facilities are crucial but non-existent at present.
Cappagh Hospital Foundation is the charity that raises funds for the hospital and the funds I raise will go towards supporting the purchase of critical equipment needed for ‘Cappagh Kids’ the new Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics at National Orthopaedic Hospital including but not limited to exam tables for the clinic rooms; equipment for the physio room; digital x-ray machine for theatre; and therapy garden equipment. Michaels journey, the team who have treated him and the many people we have met at Cappagh along the way have inspired me to undertake this RUN in an effort to raise these much needed funds. All funds raised from GoFundme will be transferred to Cappagh Hospital Foundation for Cappagh Kids.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks a million,
- Karen Corcoran O’Hare
- Simon Fitzgibbon
- Cian Mahony
- Cian Mahony