3 June 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Daithí Sherry, the little Monaghan boy who has been the subject of the recent “Daithí’s Wish To Walk” campaign, is departing with his family for St Louis in the USA tomorrow, Friday to begin the procedures and treatment that are designed to make his wish come true.
The fantastic response generated among individuals and communities across a wide area of Co Monaghan by the campaign has seen it fulfil its monetary target, and this week Daithí’s family sent a message to The Northern Standard in which they conveyed their appreciation to everyone who had helped their son on his journey.
Thanking all who had supported the campaign, mother Caroline stated: “On behalf of myself, Paul and Daithí we would like to take this opportunity to thank family, friends and each and everyone of you who has helped us on our fund-raising journey for our son Daithí, which started last August.
“We can’t believe that we have got this far thanks to the help, support and generosity of everyone, and for that we are ever so grateful.
“Thanks to everyone who had organised events, took part and helped out in any way – and to everyone who sponsored, bought tickets, donated on line, sent cards and called to the family home.
“The support we got from the local community, businesses, institutions, local clubs, pubs and further afield, including New York and Australia, has been overwhelming.
“We would like to thank The Northern Standard for all their help in publicising all the various events that took place over the last few months.
“A special word of thanks to our wonderful committee that came on board and helped plan and organise various events – we couldn’t have done it without you.
“We will be departing for St Louis on Friday, June 3 for five weeks. The journey would not have been possible without the incredible support that we have received from everyone.
“Daithí will be having his spinal surgery called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) with Dr T S Park and his team on Thursday, June 9, followed by orthopaedic surgery which will take place on Tuesday, June 21 with Dr Dobbs in St Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri, USA. So please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
“I will keep you all posted on Daithí’s Facebook page as much as I can on his progress in America and will keep you posted when we return home.
“Thank you all so much for your huge generosity and kindness over the last few months.
“Kind regards, Caroline, Paul and Daithí Sherry.”

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