“Bring Ciaran home” We are the Kelly family from Bray and here’s our story.
On the 17th of March our whole life was turned upside down, we received the devastating news that our son Ciaran aged 32 currently living in Vancouver, Canada suffered a cardiac arrest and as a result of this his brain was deprived of oxygen. Hours later we took a flight to Vancouver to be by Ciaran’s bedside.
Upon arrival we were told the devastating news that Ciaran was critically ill on life support with severe brain damage. As a family our main concern is to get Ciaran home to Ireland so we can provide him with the care and support he so desperately requires.
The current cost of Ciaran’s medical care in the ICU in Burnaby hospital Vancouver is $15,000 a day. At present which is only day 5 has accumulated to $75,000. As you can imagine the stress and worry of what is actually happening is unbearable for us and feels so terribly cruel.
Currently we have no status in Canada and we will be left with no other option but to return to Ireland. Both the Irish and Canadian governments cannot assist us financially in anyway.
Therefore, we are left with no other option but to appeal to the kindness and generosity of the public to help us bring Ciaran home.
The funds that we hope to raise will be used solely to cover the costs of a medical aircraft to bring him back to Ireland which are in the region of €100,000. We cannot express the urgency of this situation at this horrendous time.
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for any donation you can contribute as it will bring us one step closer to bringing Ciaran home. Kindest regards The Kelly family.
To help the Kelly family visit the GoFundme page