Did you play your part in this? Well, if so, give yourself a pat on the back. The support and traction that the Future For Fiadh campaign received in such a short period of time is nothing short of incredible…
The Wexford community and beyond rallied behind a young Wexford girl, Fiadh O’Connor, who is currently battling one of the most aggressive forms of cancer.
The family turned to GoFundMe to raise funds for Fiadh’s treatment with a significant fundraising aim of €375,000. The GoFundMe was created just three days ago, and already, it has reached its target.
It means that little Fiadh, from the Ballagh area in Wexford, can now undergo the potentially life saving treatment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York.
The family are overwhelmed with the support that the campaign received.
The successful Future For Fiadh campaign, which was across all of our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter timelines recently, serves to highlight the power of social and digital media.
People’s generosity, their kindness, and the sense of community desire to complete this mission and to raise the funds needed to get this young Wexford girl to New York was awe-striking and moving in equal measure.
The family and the organisers of the campaign had planned to start the campaign tomorrow [Tuesday 27] with Irish rugby player and Wexford native Tadhg Furlong helping the campaign get off the ground.
A website had been created (www.futureforfiadh.com) with the launch date for Tuesday 27 October, but incredibly, it wasn’t even needed as the donations kept coming in via their GoFundMe channel and as the public started to share the Future For Fiadh campaign without any hesitation.
During a time when there’s a lot of negativity in our lives due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s great to witness such great community spirit and a can-do attitude.
Spirited people from not just across Wexford, not just Ireland, but everyone across the world who shared the campaign — and who importantly donated to the Future For Fiadh campaign — which now gives Fiadh the opporunity to have an extended future, should be very proud of themselves too.
Here’s hoping all will go well now for little Fiadh O’Connor.
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