The amount raised in such a short time has exceeded everyone's expectations and we are humbled by the response.
Having surpassed the fund target and in keeping with the wishes of the Edwards family, donations to the GoFundMe page are now closed.
Those wishing to contribute may still do so by donating directly to Ballyconnell Credit Union Account No. 8452 or by donating on Sunday 18th April on the walk from Templeport Football pitch to the Old Coach Road.
Johnny Edwards. Bawnboy. A husband. A father. A brother. A son.
A man fighting for his life.
Johnny received the devastating news last April that he had a tumor in his stomach which has since spread around his pancreas. He has been operated on and received chemotherapy without the result wished and prayed for.
Johnny has started receiving immunotherapy in the form of ‘Dendritic Cell Therapy’. This treatment is not available through either the HSE or private health insurance and must be self-funded.
This treatment comes at a high cost but gives Johnny a fighting chance.
In different times Johnny would be having this treatment in Spain but due to Covid-19 two specially trained nurses visit Johnny weekly administering the treatment.
Throughout this unbelievably traumatic and difficult time Johnny has remained positive and determined so that he can continue to be a loving and supportive husband to his wife Alison and a devoted Father to their two children, Sinéad and Colin.
Johnny is only 57 years of age. He is an active member of our community and his skills playing for Templeport GAA are legendary.
Johnny has been there for us as a friend, a teammate, a colleague, and he has supported our community in various ways throughout the years.
Last Spring and Summer, Johnny, his brother Peter, and other members of their family worked on building a beautiful wooden bridge on ‘The Old Coach Road’ Bawnboy, clearing brush and scrub to make the walk accessible to the public once again.
This walk has become extremely popular as people seek solace from Covid-19 in the Great Outdoors, and our thanks to Johnny and his family for this.
Cancer takes an enormous toll on the health of patients – and it can also have a tremendous financial impact.
This campaign is to help ease the financial burdens on Johnny and his family as he fights for his life, and your donation will help cover medical costs and other necessities.
We are a community who work alongside each other. We support each other on our good days and our bad. We are there for each other when needed.
This is an opportunity to give what help and support we can so that the financial burden is not left to one family to bear alone. Now is our time to show up for him, no matter how big or small, contribute what you can today to Johnny Edwards Medical Care Fundraising Campaign.
Old Coach Walk
Sunday 18th April 11am – 3pm. There is a walk organized to support Johnny’s Medical Care Fundraising Campaign. This walk will start at Templeport GAA Grounds where there will be fundraising boxes available. The walk will take in the views from atop Slieve Rushen Mountain via ‘The Old Coach Road’. This beautiful and tranquil walk can be strenuous in places but people of all fitness levels could walk quite easily to ‘Johnny’s Bridge’ along ‘The Old Coach Road’.
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