The household of a younger man who has been left paralysed from the neck down after a mountain bike accident have been ‘blown away’ by the general public’s generosity.
Eoghan Gorman’s life modified endlessly when he got here off his bike whereas mountain-biking on trails within the Dublin Mountains on Sunday, October 3 2021.
The 23-year-old was closely concerned in sports activities and represented Eire in quite a few taekwondo competitions and on the World Kickboxing Championships in 2016.
On the time of the accident, Eoghan had accomplished an apprenticeship as a cupboard maker with Rathcoole-based Kilmmek Furnishings.
He had additionally simply purchased a automotive and had simply moved out of the household residence.
Now, his household are coming to phrases with how one can assist Eoghan of their residence after the accident.
Eoghan has obtained one main increase after he was taken off a ventilator, which had been serving to him to breathe.
However with a C3 spinal wire harm, Eoghan will want across the clock care which prompted to household to start out a GoFundMe web page to assist with adapting the household residence in Clondalkin.
They wrote: ‘Eoghan is a fighter and along with his dedication and the wonderful care from his medical staff, he’s now respiration unassisted.
‘Sadly, Eoghan is now paralysed beneath his shoulders and has no higher or decrease physique management. He now continues his therapy within the Nationwide Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.
‘Within the coming months Eoghan will come residence. He’ll want across the clock care and his residence will have to be tailored to cater for his many medical wants. His ongoing medical care will price lots of of 1000’s of euros.
‘If you happen to’ve ever met Eoghan I’m certain you understand how nice an individual he’s, and that is actually a tragic time. Eoghan has put up an incredible combat and we now want to assist him proceed this combat’.
The web page was flooded with donations reaching over €110,000 inside a matter of weeks after being arrange.
It prompted this response from Eoghan’s delighted household: ‘Completely superb — over €100k!!! We’re blown away by the generosity of our household, mates and other people we don’t even know .. thanks all a lot in your very type donations from Eoghan, Saoirse and the Gorman household .. PLEASE KEEP SHARING. #fightwitheoghan’