Friends of Derry man Ciaran Davidson are attempting to do something very special for him.
Ciaran was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (M.S.) and his mobility has suffered as a result.
Ciaran and wife, Frankie (Francine), became parents for the first time recently when their beautiful baby son, Alexander, was born.
However, shortly after Alexander’s birth, Ciaran’s health deteriorated and he was diagnosed with M.S. a while later.
In recent months, Ciaran has only been able to move a few yards with the use of a walking aid.
The 35 year-old father has been house bound for quite a while but his friends are determined to do what they can to help.
Aine McBride, a close friend of Ciaran’s wife, Frankie, set-up an online campaign to raise enough money to pay for a mobility scooter for Ciaran.
“Ciaran is unable to leave his house or take his son out and about,” said Aine.
“I spoke to Ciaran and Frankie and both agreed a mobility scooter would completely change Ciaran’s life.
“However, the kind of scooter best suited to Ciaran’s needs comes with a hefty price tag - they are usually between £900 and £1000.”
Aine recently set-up an online campaign to raise the money needed to purchase the scooter.
At the time of publishing this article the campaign had raised £605 of their £1000 target.
“Ciaran has explicitly asked that any money raised over and above the sum needed for the scooter be donated to the M.S. Society,” explained Aine.
If you would like to make a donation visit the Ciaran Davidson Mobility Scooter page on GoFundMe.com