In Spring 2016, I was at home one evening with friends when I collapsed from what I now know was a bleed on my brain. I was as near to dead as you can possibly be when I was rushed from Castlebar to the National Neurosurgical Centre in Beaumont Hospital. The surgeon, Mr Danny Rawluk, rang my mother who was following behind the ambulance to ask her for permission to operate. She said, "I'll be there in fifteen minutes". He said, "You may be but he may not unless I operate immediately". The operation went ahead and thankfully it was a success. I was operated on one Sunday morning and I was awake by the next evening.
I spent a week in Richmond ICU before being transferred back to Castlebar to finish my recovery. I always said I would do something to thank the hospital for saving my life and so on April 19th - 21st 2019, Myself Peter Cassidy and a small group of close and crazy friends are going to undertake the "ON THE ROCKY ROAD AGAIN" challenge. We are going to run/jog/walk the 240km from Beaumont to Castlebar Mayo over a grueling 3 day period.we hope to raise €30k which will be split between the Neuro wards and St. Raphae'ls children's ward in Beaumont hospital. This is going to hurt but in a good way!You can donate using THE GIVE NOW button. The more people that know about Beaumont Hospital Foundation the greater their impact,So please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thanks so much in advance for your generosity it means a lot!
Many thanks ... Stephen