A GoFundMe campaign has been created to support a married father-of-three who sustained “life-changing injuries” in a farm accident.
On April 11th, Patrick McDonnell was airlifted to University Hospital Galway where he underwent surgeries to “save his life”.
The farmer has been described as a “much-loved” member of the Castlebar, Straide and Foxford communities – GAA coach, member of the Search and Rescue club, Mayo County Council employee and devoted husband to Aishling and father to Cian, Conor and Eabha.
“For so many of us who have found ourselves in a spot of bother over the years, with a problem big or small, Patrick has been our first port of call, always on the other end of the phone to give a dig out in whatever way possible, no questions asked.” a post on the campaign page reads.
“With this in mind, we, Patrick’s friends and colleagues, have decided to set up this page to raise funds to help with the costs of his recovery over the coming months and years.”
“For those of us who know Patrick, we know that the sooner he gets back up and active the better, for everyone!”
“His family would like to sincerely thank everyone for all of the support, hot meals, kind words and well wishes – your encouragement and kindness has helped carry them through this difficult time.”
To donate, click here.
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