Fiadh’s Fundraising Goal Met As 120K Raised In Just Three Days

Young Wexford girl, Fiadh O’Connor, has received a lot of support as she starts her battle with cancer once again…

That support can be seen by the waves of donations and messages to her GoFundMe page.

Fiadh’s parents made an appeal for donations on Wednesday, July 6th.

Fiadh’s parents, Laura O’Connor and Rory O’Connor from The Ballagh area in Wexford shared a heartbreaking update on their GoFundMe page on Wednesday. They shared the news that their daughter’s cancer has returned and that they are asking for financial help again to allow Fiadh to obtain the treatment that she needs in New York, America.

They needed to raise close to an additional €120k and already, that fundraising target has been reached in just a matter of days once again.

“We appreciate every support you have all given us so far and it breaks our hearts to have to ask for help again. As any person would understand, we will do anything we can to help Fiadh survive.

As you are probably aware, medical treatment in America is very expensive and while the Future For Fiadh Trust has remaining funds after her initial treatment in MSK, we need a further €119,950 to get Fiadh access to the life-saving surgery and radiotherapy for treatment of her relapse. This money will pay for Fiadh’s medical treatment only. Fiadh’s close family and friends will continue to help her family with expenses.

We would appreciate every share, support and donation possible,” the GoFundMe page reads.

Back in 2020, Fiadh needed to raise €375,000 and incredibly, in just three days, the family had raised those funds through online donations.

At the time of writing, their target of €590,000 has been met. It serves to highlight the power of the online community and the support that little Fiadh has as she embarks on another challenge.

Although the target has been reached, those interested in donating to the fundraiser and helping out the family with the additional costs that come with these treatments can do so by clicking the link here and making an online donation.

Jason Redmond
Jason Redmond

From Gorey, Jason is the owner of Wexford Weekly. He is also a post-primary English and History teacher.

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