We’d like to say a huge thank you to a very special family who took on a 31 day challenge in December, raising a whopping €23,466.86 for both Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street and Cork University Hospital.
The challenge was inspired by Sam, a three-year-old boy from Cork who was born with a brain abnormality called PVL. This means that Sam will have difficulty in all aspects of development, and in addition to this he also suffers life threatening seizures. Sam requires the specialist paediatric services at a national level and will continue to use these services for the remainder of his childhood. Sam’s heroes are the paediatric emergency teams who, on a daily basis, are responsible for saving the lives of countless children! Sam’s family have rallied around to raise funds for paediatric services that will continue to aid Sam now, and in the future.
Sam’s sister Emily (8) cycled 70km throughout December (on weekends and on the school holidays!) – well done Emily!
Sam’s Uncle Paul and Aunty Donna swam in the sea every day in December. Rain, hail or sunshine.
Sam’s other Uncle Aidan committed to the completion of 100 push ups a day, and Sam’s Mom Aoife challenged herself with running 5k a day for 31 days.