Ray McFeely and partner Bronagh Colhoun will travel to the famous Peto Institute in Budapest later this summer with their little daughter Sarah.
Sarah, 3, was born with a rare form of Cerebral Palsy called Dyskinetic.
Her condition means that, although she looks like every other mischievous three year old, she cannot do many of the basic things in life.
She is dependent on her mum and dad for many of the simple thing such as eating and getting dressed.
However Ray and Bronagh, from Carraig Craobh in Creivesmith, are hopeful the month long visit to the Peto Institute will give Sarah a better shot at life.
Ray told Donegaldaily.com “They have a different way of looking at things. We known the therapy will be intense but we have to do it to give Sarah all the help we can.
“She’s a great little girl and she has smiled through all her darkest days and she has had many of them.
“We are so proud of her and we just want to help her have as normal a life as possible,” he said.
Although Sarah cannot speak, proud Ray says she has a great Donegal accent and just loves to eat ice cream.
The cost of the month long treatment course, known as Conductive Education, at the Peto Institute will cost a total of €6,000.
Ray, Bronagh along with their families and friends are now fundraising to gather the money to hopefully travel to Hungary in June or July.
“All the treatment will help Sarah is some way. If she could eventually walk on her own then our lives would be fulfilled.
“She may never walk like other children but we wouldn’t care about that. We just want to give her every shot at life,” added dad Ray.
Anybody who wishes to donate to the couple’s fundraising appeal can log onto www.sarahssmile.com and find the donate section.
And take it from us – Sarah really does have a terrific smile.