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.”
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