Christmas fundraiser in aid of Super Luca
A coffee morning and Christmas fair in Greystones last weekend raised a grand total of €711.41 for a Newtownmountkennedy boy.
Luca Keogh is three years old and has spina bifida, hydrocephalus and many other conditions.
To date he has had 16 general anaesthetics, including eight for brain surgeries and spent over 50 nights in hospital.
Luca was never expected to walk or crawl.
Since last year he has been going to First Step Therapy in Limerick. At first he couldn’t even sit without support.
After three weeks in Limerick he was able to sit up with no support, go from sitting to lying and was bum shuffling and arm crawling around on the floor.
‘Since then we have been working hard on our home programme and returned to Limerick in March, May, September and November. He has done a total of 12 weeks of intensive physio so far,’ said Luca’s mum Sarah.
She explained that the money raised at the Nazarene church will pay for 9.5 hours of intensive physiotherapy.
Luca is now walking with the aid of KAFO splints and a Kaye Walker and he has also learnt to crawl.
‘As you can imagine this is truly life changing for Luca who can now keep up with his friends and play games with his sister,’ said Sarah.
‘We need to continue fundraising to bring Luca to First Step Therapy.’
Sarah and Luca Keogh with Ros Lynch and Ros Keogh at the fundraising coffee morning at Greystones Nazarene Community Church on Friday.
Zara and Celine Walsh, with Lydia and Jessica Massey and Kate Roundtree.
Betty Stephenson at the fundraiser in the Naz centre.