Hi, my name is Emma Choptiany and I have decided to do a charity skydive in aid of Mason's Journey. Mason, who will soon be turning 7, is a local little boy from my hometown of Roscrea, Co.Tipperary who was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Mason is a warrior and has gone through countless chemotherapy sessions and surgeries to try to get him back to good health. The money raised from this skydive will hopefully help Mason and his family out as much as possible financially.
The skydive has been paid for since May as it was for my 21st Birthday, so 100% of the donations are going directly towards Mason's cause and not towards paying for the skydive itself.
As some of you might know, I raised money for this charity before, and unfortunately, due to a banking error, all the donations raised (€560) got refunded back to the accounts of those who made the donation. On top of this, I flew back from France, where I was on my Erasmus, to do the Skydive which then got cancelled due to weather. Against the odds though, I'm determined to raise money for Mason again and get the skydive done on October 24th in Kilkenny airfield.
I will be working alongside Mason's Aunt, Colette to finally get this done. All donations and shares of this post as so appreciated so thank you in Advance <3.
Here is a little more information about Mason's situation:
On October 2nd, 2020, Mason, aged five, was diagnosed with a mid-brain tumour and two days later, in Temple Street Children's Hospital, Mason had a tumour resection where surgeons removed 90% of the tumour. They could not remove all the tumour as Mason would be left with severe life altering complications.
Mason had been left with severe right and left side weakness on his face, has had to learn how to walk, eat and crawl again with intense Physio, Occupational Therapy input and after six weeks Mason was allowed home for Christmas.
Life changed after this. Mason had to endure intense appointments on a 3 monthly basis in Temple Street Children's Hospital wherein he had numerous brain scans to determine whether the tumour was growing again.
Devastatingly, exactly one year after his initial diagnosis, Mason’s parents were informed that the tumour had in fact grown back. Mason is undertaking intense Chemotherapy every week in Crumlin Hospital and will continue to do so for the next 18 months. This is the only option at present as his medical team fight to stop the tumour from growing to an even more life altering size.
At present, our committee is organising numerous events in Roscrea and the surrounding areas for “Masons Journey” in a bid to help his family through this horrible process and assist them in covering the many costs of Mason’s Warrior-like Journey.
We, as a committee have set up a Credit Union Account so we can have whatever is needed on hand at any given time and all monies raised her will go into Mason's Journey account.
Thank you very much for your time and every donation will go a long way in helping our little warrior.
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