Two Mile House stroke survivor Adam Burke sends 'Thank You' message for support

Adam is to undergo an operation this month

Sarah Peppard

Reporter:

Sarah Peppard

Email:

sarah.peppard@leinsterleader.ie

Two Mile House stroke survivor Adam Burke sends 'Thank You' message for support

Adam Burke and his teammates at the Run For Adam Burke on September 30, 2017

Adam Burke is sending a ‘Thank You’ message to everyone who has supported him on his road to recovery.

The Two Mile House footballer suffered a devastating stroke during a local GAA match on July 20 of last year. Speech and physical therapies were estimated to cost up to €1m.

There have been massive fundraising efforts over the last 18 months. Adam is now to undergo a massive operation this month.

Adam Burke with his parents Willie and Catherine at the Run For Adam Burke on September 30

This is Adam’s message:

“Adam Burke and his family would like to thank everyone for their incredible generosity at his Fundraising Run and Celebrity GAA Panel in September this year. Adam would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers, participants and everyone involved in the build up on the day at what was a really special event. 

“The funding raised will help Adam massively on his journey of recovery. This first step will start in December as Adam will have an operation in Beaumont Hospital. Once this operation is completed successfully Adam will be able to explore the various innovative rehabilitation options currently available both in Ireland and abroad. Adam is currently unable to travel but will be able to do so again following the upcoming operation in December. This will all be possible due to the amazing generosity and goodwill shown by everyone toward Adam.

“We are currently one third of the way towards reaching our long term target of 1 Million Euros. It is hoped to continue the fundraising efforts into 2018 in an effort to reach our goal. Donations can still be made through our gofundme page.

For more information on Adam and his ongoing recovery, go to www.runforadamburke.org.

Adam would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2018.”

SEE ALSO:

The run for Adam Burke is over but the dream lives on for the Two Mile House man