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Zoe Murphy Appeal Fund committee drawing up fundraising initiatives

Zoe Murphy Appeal Fund committee drawing up fundraising initiatives

Members of the Zoe Murphy Appeal fund committee, aka Zoe`s Black and White Army met for a second time in O’Hanlon Park Community Centre yesterday evening to draw up fundraising plans.

Zoe is Quadriplegic with Cerebral Palsy and as a result suffers with spasticity and restricted movement. Following Zoe’s recent introduction to CBD Oil this amazing little girl has now begun communicating with her family(Zoe was previously non-verbal), taking steps with the aid of a walker and interacting with her siblings in a way previously thought unlikely.

Little Zoe was born with quadriplegia and later diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 21 months old. It had been feared she would remain in a wheelchair for life but, as revealed by Talk of the Town last month, she has seen a vast improvement since starting to use CBD oil two months ago.

Zoe is now able to communicate with her family, take steps with the aid of a walker and interact with her siblings in a way previously thought unlikely.

The change has been branded as “amazing” by her parents Lynda Bannon and Eamonn Murphy and such has been the improvement that Zoe is now eligible for life changing surgery in America that could improve her standard of life even further.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy aims to selectively destroy problematic nerve roots in the spinal cord – potentially eradicating spasticity as Zoe’s bones/muscles continue to grow.

That surgery will cost €100,000 with the committee set up to help raise these vital funds.

In attendance were Ann Marie Gray, Howard Flynn (Joint PRO), Oliver Morgan (Secretary and Joint PRO) Shirlie Mc Givney, Matthew English (Chairperson) Shane Muckian (Joint Treasurer), Eugene Garvey (Joint Treasurer), Liam Markey and Noelle Blair.

Secretary Oliver Morgan said: “We were delighted to have Zoe, her parents, Eamon Murphy and Lynda Bannon, and her sisters present at the meeting.

“As per our first meeting various fundraising events were discussed with deadlines being set to organise upcoming events.

“The committee will update the public soon regarding our list of fundraisers.

“Please continue to support Zoe and her family and help them achieve their goal by travelling to the United States through the GoFundMe page for Zoe to get that all important operation.

“All your support and love is very much appreciated.

“We have some exciting plans in the pipeline,” he said.

You can donate to the cause at www.gofundme.com/zoemurphyappeal or follow the Facebook page here.

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