The O'Sullivan Family Raise £76,000 For The National Brain Appeal's New Aphasia Service
Danny O’Sullivan, his son Tim O’Sullivan and family have donated £76,000 to The National Brain Appeal for a new aphasia service to help rehabilitate people with speech difficulties following stroke and brain injuries. In September 2017, Tim and his fiancée Kacey O’Driscoll cycled 969 miles Lands End to John O’Groats to raise the money for the charity.
On 27 June 2017, Danny had just been out on a cycle ride, when he experienced sudden and extreme pain in the back of his head. A colleague immediately took him to his GP. As soon as she saw him she immediately called for an ambulance to take him to A&E. As she suspected, Danny had suffered a life-threatening brain bleed, later discovered to be an aneurysm in his brain that had ruptured. He was transferred to The National Hospital where he had emergency life-saving surgery and three subsequent operations. He spent six weeks in intensive care, two weeks in the high dependency unit and a further three months in the hospital.
The O’Sullivan family’s significant donation will go towards the £600,000 The National Brain Appeal aims to raise to fund the new aphasia service.
To donate to The National Brain Appeal’s Aphasia Service go to: justgiving.com/campaign/aphasia