Garda Duys ongoing medical needs and equipment

Hi Everyone, Some of you may or may not know Duy. He is a 14yr old boy that is only our bundle of joy. Duys medical needs can be quiet complex, he is confined to his wheelchair full time, is non-verbal and requires 24hour assistance and care. He also suffers from N88 Epilepsy since he was a baby having about 20+ seizures a day to roughly 2 a month at present which are very aggressive seizures taking its toll on his small body and we are adjusting his medication. Duy also has the following conditions: Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Microcephaly, Cerebal Palsy, Athetoid Quadriplegia and now a mild form of Scholosis.  We are fundraising for a new wheelchair accessible car for his needs as our current car is almost at the end of its lifespan. Having the adapted car allows Duy to get to all the places he needs to go to especially his hospital appointments. With our own car at present we almost have to avoid the ramps on the roads as the exhaust is constantly falling off, the back floor is slowly dropping where we are fearful it may give way at some stage leaving us with no car for him. We are pleading for your help to help us make this possible for Duy. Duys main wheelchair is also electric whereby the weight alone is putting strain on the floor of the car. At present we are unable to use this chair due to the weight and strain its putting on the vehicle. An adapted car required will cost 45 thousand euro. Thankyou for your assistance to date. Its hard to ask for the funding for the help but with the high costs of adapted vehicles we simply cant do it on our own. At present Duys equipment is currently funded by the H.S.E. but theres certain elements of equipment that Duy uses in school that Duy could use for communicating at home and with your assistance and help we could get these for him. We would love to be able to purchase an eyegaze for him that he can use soely using his eyes costing around 25 thousand euro, to include this we would endeavour to also look at equipping a soft play area where he can chill out of his wheelchair and a secure sling that Duy can sit unaided in a car seat and the patrol car and van with his colleagues. We cannot thankyou enough for reading this and helping us to support Duy and his needs moving forward in life. Dont forget to follow his journey on Facebook Honorary Garda Duy. Please share this fundraiser with family, friends, work colleagues etc. We welcome anyone wishing to run or part take in a fundraiser to help us reach our goal, please help us to help Duy. Thankyou


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Organiser and beneficiary

Paul Bolger 
Oldtown, Dublin
Paul Bolger 
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