Smile for Shane was set up by family members to help Darren meehan and Bronagh Coleman, raise funds and bring awarness to Perthes Disease after their son Shane was diagnosed with the rare childhood condition that effects the hip. Statiscally 1 in 10,000 children are diagnosed with Perthes, while 1 in 80,000 have it in both hips. Unfortuantely for Shane, he has it in both hips causing severe pain and discomfort.
Darren and fellow Gaels team mate David Moloney are taking part in a challenge to do 5km everyday for 25 days starting tomorrow Thursday March 11th to raise vital funds for Shane, who after been diagnosed, is still waiting on what could be a life changing operation for him. All proceeds unused medically by Shane, will be forwarded onto The Perthes Kids Foundation.
Darren and David in action for the Gaels and pictured with their finace's sisters Bronagh and Aoibheann
Shane is the great grandson of one of our club's greatest Gaels Tony Coleman and anyone wishing to follow his journey or support in what way they can, can do so through social media
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Smile-for-Shane-106932498131909
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/smileforshane/
Best wishes little man, Everyone in the Gaels is behind you.