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Fundraiser for seriously ill Valentia woman in London

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Family and friends of a Valentia woman who is seriously ill in London have started a GoFundMe campaign to help her road to recovery.

Edel O’Sullivan has been living in London for around 10 years.

She is well known in the local GAA scene having played for the Kingdom Kerry Gaels in London and Southern Gaels in her youth.

This year was supposed to be a very special year for the young mother.

She, her partner Shane and daughter Saoirse, were preparing for the couple’s wedding on New Year’s Eve.

That all changed in April this year when she started to suffer from sever headaches.

She was diagnosed with a brain tumour known as Chordoma. It is an extremely rare tumour affecting one in a million people each year.

Edel underwent surgery in August to remove the tumour.

Unfortunately, she has spent the last three and a half months in an Intensive Care Unit due to complications.

She is now awaiting a bed in a rehabilitation unit.

Doctors have indicated that there is a long road to recovery which will require substantial financial support and rehab. While she can now understand everyone, Edel needs day-to-day intense nursing support and physiotherapy.

She needs to relearn how to sit up, stand and walk, and relearn how to write. Speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and psychological support are also needed.

Donations can be made by searching 'Edel's Road to Recovery' on GoFundMe.
 

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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