Committee formed to help man seriously ill in Australia

A small group of people are spearheading a campaign to raise funds through a major night of music for a local Curraghroe man who has been struck down with a serious illness in Australia. The function is due to take place at St. Faithleach’s GAA Centre on Saturday December 29th with many musicians giving of their time free for the night.

A small group of people are spearheading a campaign to raise funds through a major night of music for a local Curraghroe man who has been struck down with a serious illness in Australia. The function is due to take place at St. Faithleach’s GAA Centre on Saturday December 29th with many musicians giving of their time free for the night.

A huge campaign is now underway to help Dermot Kane who originally comes from Triladillon, Curraghroe. The committee is now working frantically to raise funds to assist Dermot’s cause. Son of Bill and the late Peggy Kane, Dermot has had two operations after suffering an aneurysm rupture and now needs 24/7 care. There is now a strong possibility that Dermot may need to go into full time residential care

Dermot had a headache for about three days, and thought it was just a headache. On October 2nd he went to work as usual, but after he collapsed, his work colleagues called an ambulance. He was originally taken to the nearest hospital to his work which was the “Westmead Hospital”. Dermot had a seizure and suffered an aneurysm rupture (which is a bleed on the brain).

Following an operation that night, Dermot was placed in an induced coma, where he remained for several days. After being in intensive care for several weeks, he was then moved to a hospital closer to his home, the “Prince of Wales”, approximatelyh ten minutes from where he lives.

Dermot is still suffering severe memory loss and at the moment needs 24/7 care.

Doctors again operated on Dermot on Thursday 22nd November to insert a shunt. Doctors hope that by doing this it will relieve the pressure and therefore help with his memory, Dermot is now in recouperating from that operation, but it be will be several weeks before it’s known if there is any improvement in his situation.

As it stands now, doctors are of the opinion that Dermot will never work again and there is a very strong possibility he will have to go into a residential care home, either in Australia or back in Ireland.

Dermot worked in the former Burlington Industries plant in Clondra for a number of years prior to his departure to Australia and was very popular with his work colleagues there. Dermot also worked in his earlier years at the Stainless Steel plant in Rosocmmon town at McNally’s Garages in Lanesboro and Rooskey.

The committee have said that the response of the general public across the region to the tickets sellers has been encouraging and they are most grateful for this. The sellers are going door to door most nights of the week.

For those wishing to make a donation, there is the bank account set up: a/c 14201075 sort code 93-71-42