A SPONSORED cycle in aid of a man, who suffered life changing injuries in an accident, kicked off from Dunmore East RNLI station this morning and is due to finish in Cork tomorrow.
Members of various emergency services, such as Ambulance Service, Irish Coast Guard, Civil Defence, RNLI and friends both from Cork and Waterford joined forces to raise funds for this worthy cause.
On March 25, 2017 life changed dramatically and irrevocably for James Deasy following an unfortunate accident in Union Hall in Cork. While cutting a tree at his home, James fell. He was admitted to Cork University Hospital with severe head and brain injuries and multiple fractures to his hands and legs. He was in a coma for 11 days and underwent multiple surgeries, but has fought a battle to recovery.
Unfortunately for James and his family, their home is entirely unsuitable for his needs.
As a result of this and many more fundraising events, it is hoped that James can finally return home to be with his family full-time.
Neville Murphy crew member of Rescue 117 and Dunmore East Lifeboat said, “It is fantastic to see complete strangers from two different villages joining forces to bring James home, its human nature at its best. Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far.”
You can support this worthy cause by donating at: www.gofundme.com/bringjamesdhome