Martin Gallagher who is “well-known in the trucking world” was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in August 2018.
“After a tough year of doctors, appointments and tests, it was the most devastating news for any family to get, especially our Mom and Dad.” Carmel Loftus - his sister - explained.
She has established a GoFundMe page to raise €10,000 as Martin's house requires extensive modifications to allow him to “lead as normal a life as possible and perhaps, a visit to Lourdes.”
“It is bittersweet doing this as Martin is the kindest son, brother, friend and colleague you would ever know and does not deserve this terrible illness.”
“Martin is no longer able to work as his muscles are getting weaker.”
“Please give what you can to support Martin, any donation big or small is greatly appreciated.” the post concluded.
Martin has been a truck driver for over 30 years having started his driving career with Frank Harrington before working for Virginia Transport all over Europe and most recently for Noel Duffy delivering oil to Jones’s Oil depots.
“Martin is well-known is the trucking world, having spent years delivering Stewart’s feeds all over Ireland and delivering Ballygowan water when he drove for Pj Walsh after his time at Harringtons.” his sister added.
A truck run will be held in aid of Martin in Kilkelly, Co. Mayo on Sunday, August 4th at 2:30 pm.
To find out further information or to donate, please click here.
Image source: Carmel Loftus \ GoFundMe