Kerry Crusaders Cycling Club are undertaking a benefit cycle on behalf of Colm Griffin on August 19th, 20th and 21st. The cycle, spanning three days, takes in the Kerry section of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is approximately 450km in length, which shall cover around 150km per day.
Colm, a club member, was found to have a 3mm aneurysm on the right hand side of his head towards the end of last year, following a screening recommended by doctors after learning of a family history of aneurysms. During the surgical procedure to repair the aneurysm, he had a blood clot which led to him having a stroke. The blood clot was subsequently removed, and Colm was placed in the Intensive Care Unit in Cork University Hospital to recover for one week. Four weeks of intense rehabilitation followed his time in the ICU. In February of 2016, he was admitted to the NRH in Dun Laoighre for ten weeks of further rehabilitation.
Colm is still recovering from his operations and is currently unable to work. He is not permitted to drive and relies on others, particularly his mother, to drive him to and from appointments etc., and bills are beginning to mount up from the rehabilitation sessions that he requires.
Colm’s full story can be found at www.abiireland.ie/colms-story-living-abi.
Colm has been a member of our cycling club since it was formed in 2011. He has participated in numerous charity cycles over the last number of years, including a four-day Malin to Mizen cycle with the club last year, which raised a large sum of money for various charities. The club members feel the need to help their colleague and friend out during this difficult time in his life, and so have decided to undertake this challenge.
Any contribution that you can make towards this very worthy cause would be greatly appreciated by the club members and particularly, by Colm. Please follow the link to make a donation.
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