He­lena thanks peo­ple of Kerry for sup­port

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DENNEHY

WITH the ar­rival of a new year, a Cro­mane res­i­dent has de­cided to thank the peo­ple of Kerry for their sup­port as she looks to fund a rad­i­cal Lyme dis­ease treat­ment for her part­ner.

The story of Ty­rone na­tive Paul Doherty’s bat­tle with Lyme dis­ease was first fea­tured in The Ker­ry­man back in Oc­to­ber 2018.

Paul has been bat­tling Lyme Dis­ease – which he con­tracted on a visit to Castle­cove in 1989 – for over 30 years now and has suf­fered a se­ries of se­ri­ous health set­backs as a re­sult.

“Peo­ple need to be aware of the re­al­ity of this dis­ease and how dam­ag­ing it can be,” said He­lena at the time.

She set up a fundrais­ing page hop­ing to raise €30,000 to help fund a rad­i­cal treat­ment for him in a spe­cial­ist clinic in Bad Ai­b­ling in Ger­many.

He­lena hopes that this treat­ment will help elim­i­nate or al­le­vi­ate the Lyme dis­ease within Paul.

Since the ini­tial ar­ti­cle in Oc­to­ber, He­lena’s ‘Go Fund Me’ fundraiser has raised over €7,000, and she wishes to thank all those who have contributed, shared and con­tacted with sup­port or treat­ment op­tions they have cho­sen for their bat­tle with Lyme Dis­ease.

“Ev­ery­one out there has helped us to grow the fund to over €7,000, which is amaz­ing. We still have the bones of €23,000 to go,” she said.

Any­one look­ing to find out more about Paul’s story can check out his on­line fundrais­ing page at www.gofundme.com/ help-paul-doherty-beat-ly­medis­ease.

Paul Doherty, who is suf­fer­ing from Lyme Dis­ease, at home with He­lena in Cro­mane. He­lena wants to thank the Kerry peo­ple for their sup­port for Paul.

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