Over the weekend, a GoFundMe page for 2nd year student Oisín O’ Connor went live. It has raised an huge amount of money so far to help with Oisín’s rehabilitation and his eventual return home. All his friends, teachers and staff at Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai look forward to Oisín’s eventual return to us here in the near future. Please donate to the fund what you can to help this inspirational young man.
(Below is taken from Oisín’s Gofundme page) You can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-oisn
This is Oisín O’Connor, he is 14 years old and from Kealkill in West Cork. On the 25th September 2021 while competing at a mountain bike event he had an accident resulting in a serious spinal injury. Oisín is now using a wheelchair and needs your help!
Oisín is totally sports mad, he played GAA with St Colums, a skillful player who also excelled on the rugby field with Bantry Bay RFC and on the basketball court with Coláiste Phobail Bheanntraí. Being the youngest of 5 boys has given Oisín a competitive nature and the will to succeed.
Oisín spent 5 months in Crumlin Children’s Hospital with both parents Marie and Wesley at his bedside. Oisín has now progressed to the care of Dun Laoghaire National Rehabilitation Hospital. The next stage will be to get Oisín home permanently.
There is an immediate requirement for substantial building work to be carried out. The family home needs to be extended and modified to support Oisín’s long term recovery. Funds are also needed for ongoing rehabilitation and equipment costs to ensure a full and independent life. All gratefully received support will go towards giving Oisin the best fighting chance for optimizing his recovery.
While there has been exceptionally difficult days Oisín has continued to smile through the pain, work through the discomfort and adjust to his new circumstances, all the while his eyes shine bright with hope and determination
All funds go directly to Oisin’s recovery journey and any remaining funds will stay in trust for his future needs.
Help us help Oisín
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