A huge number of participants are expected to take part in a fundraising walk in Belgooly on Saturday May 23rd at 3pm in aid of the Margaret O'Dwyer Trust Fund.
The walk was recently launched by Sean Og O'hAlpin and Peter Oâ€™Mahony at the Huntsman Bar, Belgooly.
Originally from Belgooly, but now living in Dunderrow, Margaret was diagnosed at 18 with the rare disease - Schwannomatosis. The condition has resulted in the growth of multiple benign tumors on her spine. Margaret has recently been confined to a wheelchair following complications in the latest of a longline of 17 individual surgeries on her spine.
Having spent almost twelve months at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, DÃºn Laoghaire, Margaret has recently returned to her family home in Dunderrow but urgently requires significant alterations to her home as well as the necessity to acquire a suitable wheelchair, mobility vehicle and ongoing medical costs.
Photo: John Allen