Buddy Bear for Conductive Education

In a bid to raise vital funds for a self funded local Cerebral Palsy charity, one Inishowen mother, whose son suffers from the condition, hosted a fundraising quiz in the Sean Ti Bar in Greencastle on the 20th of August 2011.

Greencastle woman Agatha Harkin, whose son AJ was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy from a young age, wanted to raise as much money for the Letterkenny based charity as she maintains it makes all the difference to families throughout Inishowen.

Buddy Bear, a registered charity, was set up to provide Conductive Education children, who suffer from Cerebral Palsy and other motor disorders.

Agatha and her husband Anthony, who live in Buncrana, take AJ to the Peto Institute; the main centre in Hungary for one month each year and with the help of conductors, their son has shown great improvement.

“AJ is coming along well, and there is no way it would have been possible without the help we have received in Hungary and through Buddy Bear. It is a lot of pressure to take him over, I’ve two other children and I just won’t be able to bring them with us, but if it was feasible to take him over their for a year I would because it makes his life so much better.”

See the original post here!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s