A fundraiser with a difference is being held in Limavady this weekend to help a well known 28-year-old man who was told just two months ago he needs a kidney transplant.
Sean McKeever’s life was turned upside in June when he was told both his kidneys had failed.
The young quantity surveyor, who bravely shared his story in the ‘Journal’, described the news as “devastating”.
The news was all the more shocking because Sean, up until feeling a shortness of breath, was a healthy sporty young man who loves playing golf and is a member of Limavady Wolfhounds GAC.
Sean is receiving dialysis, and is being trained to administer home dialysis so in time he can return to work,
He said the support since the news has been brilliant, and not just from his family, girlfriend and close friends, but from others.
Among them are fellow Limavady man Brian McNicholl and gaelic football friends who have organised a ‘Fire Walk’ fundraiser.
“Sean is a good chap. I’ve known him a long time and this is life-changing. He’s young and this has turned his life upside down,” said Brian.
“It’s just a few friends who want to help.”
Speaking about the fundraiser in June, Sean said it meant the world to him and his loved ones.
“It means a lot that people are going out of their way to help you,” said Sean. “It definitely gives you a lift.”
The fundraising Fire Walk , to which 50 volunteers have volunteered for, takes place at The Alexander Arms in Limavady tonight, July 31st.
A host of activies, including a bouncy castle and face painting start at 3pm, while the Firewalk is expected to start at approximately 8.30pm.
Music is by Stout & Friends, and there will also be a DJ.