Push for Simmo

Hello everyone On the 02nd August 2019, Steven's (Simmo) world changed dramtically when he was a passenger in a Road Traffic Accident. Steven suffered a severe spinal cord injury in his c6/c7 vertebrae. Steven was transported to Waterford University Hospital where they realised how serious his injuries were and then from Waterford he got a garda escort by Ambulance to The Spinal Injuries Unit in the Mater Hospital in Dublin. The gifted and what can only be described as Angels of a medical team operated on him the following day and he spent 12 hours in surgery, they told us it was the worst spinal injury that they have ever seen and that he was lucky he wasn't killed on impact. This injury has left him at 24 years of age as a Quadriplegic which also brings with this type of injury a lot more medical conditions such as Dysreflexia,no bladder or bowel control and his chest is very weak which leaves him very high risk to infections. He will be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Steven has never stopped fighting for his life, overcoming obstacles and continuing to prove his strength everyday. His rehabilitation journey was long and hard and with the help of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin he is now ready to return home but it is with a great financial cost to do so. Steven will require specialist equipment, and specialised care and support for a long time and most likely forever. Steven is currently in a wonderful caring Nursing Home in Clarinbridge Co. Galway as the family are working hard to get him home. The cost to get him home is tens of thousands as the home needs to be completely adapted to his needs and this does not include purchasing a wheelchair adapted van for him. We are trying to raise funds to ease the financial burden on his family. So Saturday the 18th of July I and some of Stevens family members undertook a challenge to walk from Roscrea Co. Tipperary to the top of Devils Bit in Templemore Co. Tipperary and back to Roscrea a total of 52km while pushing a wheelchair right to the top of The Devils Bit. Steven also a did the 52k on the same day on his Rowing Machine for his arms in the nursing home that day. We have kept this go fund me open because we are pushing to get Simmo home to all of us and we need all the help we can get. Steven has spoke about his experience on the Ryan Tubridy Show Tuesday 11th August and we are so happy that people got to know Steven like we do, Positive, Caring and Loving. If anyone can donate to this I would be truly grateful no matter how big or small. Also share this link with people who may be able to support the funding effort. Lets Push for Simmo to come home. Thank you

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  • Nuala Giblin 
    • €50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • €100 
    • 1 mo
  • Cooleen Mccarthy 
    • €100 
    • 1 mo
  • Sean Hogan  
    • €20 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • €20 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Paddy Murphy 
Organizer
Rebecca Simmons 
Beneficiary
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