Help Bridget get motoring


A Glenealy woman who had both legs amputated is pleading for “some normality” as she fund raises for a wheelchair-adapted car.

Bridget Evans thought nothing unusual when she got an infection in her leg but little did she know her life was about to change forever as she would end up with them eventually being amputated.

In August 2015 Bridget had to have a life saving operation which would result in her losing her left leg and being wheelchair bound.

Her cousin Natalie Duffy said “She has come out the other side and is now trying to put her life back together.”

“She would love to start driving again. Unfortunately she doesn’t have the money to buy a car adapted for those with disabilities,” said Natalie.

Glenealy Tidy Towns Association started a fundraising campaign to raise €3,000 to adapt Bridget’s car so she can drive.

Despite losing both legs, Natalie said that Bridget has remained positive through her ordeal.

“Bridget always has a smile on her face and will always stop and talk to anybody she meets whilst on her trips down to the local shop in her wheelchair.

“She is determined to gain some sort of normality in her life and would like to resume driving. Being able to drive again is Bridget’s biggest wish.”

You can donate to Bridget’s cause here



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