The campaign to raise €30,000 is being backed by donegaldaily.com!
Two people moved by her story are Stephen and Matthew Gleeson of Hegarty’s Home Interiors in Buncrana who decided to encourage other people to get involved by pledging the first of what they hope are 60 €500 donations.
“We both have healthy children and are very grateful for that blessing. Keri’s story is one of hope and if there is any hope of giving her sight and as she said ‘to see her mammy’s face’ then surely we have to contribute,” said Stephen.
“We would like to see the business community of Donegal, those that can afford to help, to donate anything up to €500 for Keri’s life-changing trip to China. It would just take 60 of us to make this dream a reality especially as Chinese surgeons accepted to take on her case which is not always assured.”
Keri has ONH (optic nerve hypoplasia) which means that her optic nerves never grew and she is registered blind.
Her parents were told that there was nothing that could be done to help but when they heard about stem cell treatment in China that may give Keri a very real chance of sight, they jumped at it.
But before they even think of making the trip they must raise €30,000.
Hegarty’s Home Interiors in Buncrana will leave collection boxes for members of the public who want to make a small donation in their store.
They will also encourage other business people and suppliers to get involved in what they have described as a “campaign for a life-changing opportunity”.
For more information on Keri Kelly’s campaign log onto her Facebook group “Keri’s Search for Sight”Tags: