Weʼre raising £1,000 to Double effort: Movember & December to raise a grand for dad to support Donegal Hospice in providing care for terminally ill people.
- Belfast and Donegal
- Health and medical
- Time left
- 12 days to go
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I have previously done Movember jokingly (I hereby commit to sharing previous efforts), but this year personal circumstances have caused me to do it in all seriousness.
Some of you know my dad, Paul McGill, and many probably know that he has prostate cancer. Diagnosed last year, it has not responded to the various treatments undertaken and has spread to his bones. This is not to be negative – as my dad has always been a positive person – but realistically this will be his final birthday (falling in November) and christmas. Having said that he is fighting as best he can and has improved since returning to his true home in Donegal. He may enter the hospice, although would prefer to pass away in Gweedore, surrounded by his loved ones, both family and friends. However, the hospice is in dire need in order to carry out its objective of supporting and caring for sick people and so he wishes money to be donated for this regardless of whether he goes there or not.
If people wish to donate, please do so. However, even more importantly is to raise awareness of the seriousness of prostate cancer and other illnesses – and to remind friends of the need to look after themselves and those close to them. This means enjoying life while you can, and also spending time with others you care for. As I talked about with my dad, it is better to rush and make an effort to attend a gathering while someone is alive, rather than to leave it for their funeral.
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Dec 7, 2016
Well done Daire...great effort during a tough time for you. 👍
Dec 2, 2016
Daire, thanks for doing this for the hospice in Donegal. A good cause in the name of a good man.
Dec 1, 2016
Thinking of you all Daire. Your dad is amazing x
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