THE mother of a teenage boy battling brain cancer has praised her close friend for offering to raffle his Dundalk apartment in a bid to pay for life-saving treatment.
Jean Woods is the former driver of the Sevens double-decker school bus on the Annagassan-Castlebellingham-Dundalk route.
The Carrickmacross woman is the mother of Stephen, a bubbly 18-year-old who was diagnosed with stage 4 brain stem cancer in January.
“It’s a living nightmare. Stephen had pains in his head and a stiff neck and he told me he didn’t feel well,” said Jean.
“I was finishing work in Dundalk at the time but we took him to the hospital and he was sent home with anti-inflammatories.
“He wasn’t fit to the leave his bed over Christmas. We called an ambulance on the 6th of January and they found a large mass in his head and he was rushed to Beaumont.”
Stephen is currently getting treatment in Texas and the medical bills range from $17,000 to $30,000 a month for 18 months to 24 months.
Jean’s friend, Gordon Kenny, has since offered to raffle his Dundalk apartment in a bid to raise money for the treatment.
“The apartment is a ground floor apartment in Brickfield Gardens, Newry Road. We are so grateful to Gordon. I’d be lost without him,” said Jean.
Purchasing a ticket will not only give someone a chance of winning this life changing prize, but also help this young, 18-year-old get one step closer to affording his treatment.
The property will only be awarded to the winner if a minimum of 55,000 tickets are sold. If less than 55,000 tickets are sold, the winner will receive a cash prize amounting to 50% of the total ticket revenue and the balance will be used for Stephen’s treatment.
Every ticket purchased helps the family get closer to their target. Tickets cost £10. The raffle ends Tuesday, December 20 at 8pm or when the last ticket is sold, whichever comes sooner.
For more information, please see the following link – https://bit.ly/3Sd2zxZ
Enter Raffle to Win An Apartment in Ireland hosted by Gordon Kenny (raffall.com)