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Coughlan's Pilgrim Walk for Childhood Cancer

Peter Coughlan
Fundraising For Children's Health Foundation Crumlin formerly CMRF Crumlin and Children's Health Foundation Temple Street and The Gavin Glynn Foundation
Latest Update !!

In aid of childhood cancer treatment, we are undertaking the 82 miles of St Patrick's Pilgrim Walk. Thanks in advance for your support.

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Coughlan's Pilgrim Walk for Childhood Cancer

Peter Coughlan
Fundraising For Children's Health Foundation Crumlin formerly CMRF Crumlin and Children's Health Foundation Temple Street and The Gavin Glynn Foundation
Latest Update !!

In aid of childhood cancer treatment, we are undertaking the 82 miles of St Patrick's Pilgrim Walk. Thanks in advance for your support.

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Firstly thank you for taking the time to visit our fundraising page.


We've chosen to fundraise for Children's Hospital Crumlin, Children's Hospital Temple Street and The Gavin Glynn Foundation, to support Childhood cancer awareness for September and causes that work in this area.

 

Our family had the need to call on these services suddenly in June 2020, when our son Michael experienced a headache while out with his brothers, which was quickly diagnosed as a brain tumour and requiring emergency life saving surgery. Having had almost had no prior experience of medical staff and hospitals, we were immediately faced with a long and uncertain road.

Our journey since has led us through multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and relocating our family to Germany at 3 days notice to take advantage of treatment there. Throughout all of this, we were indebted to the multiple medical teams we encountered who supported Michael & us every step of the way, all in the midst of a pandemic and the restrictions it forced.

 

At this point, we are glad to say there is no further treatment planned and life is taking a much more usual route of school, sport & other interests.

While we want to thank all of those who supported us through this period, we are also very conscious that more families face this same journey & more help is needed. When we returned from Germany in 2021, we were aware of 3 more Irish families departing that same week for critical cancer treatment, and situations even where familes could not travel due to pandemic restrictions.


We are thankful every day of our current position & the treatment Michael received. The walk we are undertaking is St Patrick's Pilgrim Way between Armagh & Downpatrick over multiple days in September & October. It is long but nothing compared to what Michael has bravely endured in 2020/21. To support us, please undertake your own walk or event for Childhood Cancer Awareness and these very worthy causes,  and by simply clicking the Donate button above. All donations are processed securely.


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Thank you for your support,

Peter, Siobhan, Michael, Eoghan & Aidan Coughlan, Drumcondra, Ireland

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Our walk is complete! 8 stages complete out of 8 [132km done out of 132km total] We had a mix of beautiful scenery, challenging terrain, bad weather, some traffic.. but thanks to all who shared the walking with us at various stages. We will continue to accept donations, and have included below a cross section of photos from the walk - one would would recommend to anyone, provided you can set aside the days needed.

27 Oct 2021

Here is the full route we are undertaking, in stages where time permits moving across Counties Armagh & Down

20 Sep 2021

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