Leeann | December 9, 2019

On the 2nd of June this year Seamus Duggan, John Butler & Grainne Molloy abseiled the 9 storey extension at the Red Cow Moran Hotel to help raise funds on behalf of the ‘Jump for James’ Fundraiser. 

Three years ago, a stroke caused Tom Moran to sustain a fall whilst on holiday in Spain causing a significant injury to his head. He underwent a craniotomy and underwent six weeks in an induced coma in Carlos Haya Regional Hospital in Malaga before being air-lifted back to St. James Hospital. The outlook was very bleak and Tom was not expected to survive.

Tom’s family were told that if he did survive there would be every possibility that he would require care for the rest of his life. He has defied all odds and has made an incredible recovery. While, a lot of Tom’s recovery is attributed to his sheer determination and strength of character, he couldn’t have done it without the initial care of Dr. Colin Doherty and his neurology team at St. James’s Hospital. 

Tom’s goal was to help the hospital that helped him. His aim was to raise €200k through his fundraiser which he organised with his family. The funds raised will be used to build a dedicated Brain Disease Resource & Research Centre at St. James’s Hospital. The centre will be a purpose-built modular unit located on an existing site at St. James’s Hospital. Through a process of re-design and renovation of new facilities, with new electronic-based work procedures, it will greatly improve the care environment. 

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