Kildare mother of teen with cerebral palsy doing Runamuck to raise funds for charity

Audrey Ryan is asking people to support the Share A Dream Foundation

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Kildare mother of teen with cerebral palsy raising funds for Share a Dream Foundation

Audrey Ryan from Clane with her son Aaron

The mother of a teenager with cerebral palsy and epilepsy is raising funds for charity by doing the Runamuck challenge.

Audrey Ryan from Clane is the full-time carer to 16-year-old Aaron, who is wheelchair bound and fully dependent on Audrey for his daily needs.

Audrey wants to raise funds for the Share a Dream Foundation, a charity that makes the wishes of sick and disabled children come true.

“We’ve been to visit a couple of times and we just admire the work they do, and they’re such nice people. It’s brilliant what they do,” Audrey told the Leader.

“Aaron’s so happy, he wakes up laughing and he goes to bed laughing and smiling so we just thought if we could help Share A Dream Foundation do that for other parents, to see the smiles on their kids faces, it would mean so much.”

Aaron goes to St Raphaels school in Celbridge, and Audrey said the staff there are brilliant.

16-year-old Aaron Ryan

“He gets so excited to see his bus pull up. At the minute, he’s learning how to communicate through an eyegaze equipment device.

“He can talk through his eyes, first he started off playing games just to teach him that his eyes were working but he’s so clever he took to it straight away, and he’s flying through it now.”

Audrey has teamed up with All Aspects Fitness in Clane, who have put together a team to raise funds and do the Runamuck challenge in Coolcarrigan Estate, Naas on Saturday, March 9

To register and get your sponsor pack for Aaron's Dream Team, contact All Aspects Fitness Clane at 0857422203  or contact Share a Dream on 061200080.

To donate to the GoFundMe page, click HERE.

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