12km of Christmas for Paddy

On Wedensday the 5th of February at 4 40 pm Our brother Paddy was on his way home from work on his motor bike when he was involved in a serious collision.Paddy sustaining serious and life altering injuries. 
Paddy was air lifted to John Radcliffe hospital. Only for the quick responce of the air ambulance paddy would not be here today.  He spent 9 weeks, 3 of those in ICU. He then spent a further 8 weeks in a rehabilitation hospital. We are forever grateful to the staff of these hospitals.

Paddy sustained serious spinal injuries resulting in paralysis from the T5, thoracic region.
Normally Paddy would be transporting patients as he works as a paramedic with the National Health Service based out of Hillingdon ambulance station in London. Paddy being a man of strength and determination he is coming back fighting. He has reached every target set to him and has even  passed his driving assessment. Paddy has his amazing wife Aine with him through all of it, we are so lucky to have her.
We, his family, are commiting to doing 1200 km in the 12 days of Christmas.  We are each doing 12.5 km each starting on the 12th December, EVERY DAY to raise funds for Paddy's current care needs. All funds will go directly to patrick to use for equipment to make life as easier as possible.
The last 6 km we will all complete as a family on Christmas day. 

We will be completing our cycle, run, walk or crawl in Belmont, Shannonbridge, Banagher, Bracca. 

Please keep an eye out for Stacey,Danny,Paul, Miriam, David, Racheal, Mary, Gemma on the road/ditches or rip .ie and give us a beep for support.

We would love your help and support with our endeavour as due to COVID-19 we cannot be there to support him as much as we would love to.
Our pain will be of some benefit to him!!!!
As many people know us, we are not Mo Farah's. 
Thank you all for taking the time to read.


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  • Noel & Maura Flaherty 
    • €50 
    • 6 hrs
  • Sean & Ann Ryan 
    • €50 
    • 9 hrs
  • Peter Moore 
    • €20 
    • 11 hrs
  • Nigel & Aoife Flynn  
    • €50 
    • 13 hrs
  • Stuart Hood 
    • €30 
    • 13 hrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

David Kearns 
Birr, Offaly Ireland
Patrick Kearns 
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