Eamonn Kearney

Eamonn Kearney

The National Brain Appeal

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]It is with great excitement and pride that I will be running the London Marathon in 2020 on its 40th Anniversary on behalf of the National Brain Appeal Charity.[/p][p] In May 2008, I was diagnosed with epilepsy after a tonic clonic fit. Early scans showed area of abnormality in the left frontal lobe of the brain. The location of the abnormality meant a biopsy to find out the time was too risky and it was monitored every six months with MRI scans. After trying multiple anti-epileptic medication to control the daily seizures, seizures continued and the opportunity to visit the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. After initial tests at the Epilepsy Society at Chalfont St Peter and video telemetry testing at Queens Square, the chance of surgery was offered. [/p][p]After meeting and listening to the neurosurgeons and neurologist I accepted the chance of surgery. In February 2019 I underwent an awake craniotomy to remove the abnormal area at The National Hospital for Neurology. Following a successful surgery where the focal cortical dysplasia was removed, I currently have been seizure free. The care from all at Queens Square during my time in the hospital and during my recovery, was nothing short of unbelievable. As one challenge finishes, and other begins and that is why I am completing the 2020 London Marathon for The National Brian Appeal, one year on from my life changing surgery. [/p][p]The National Brain Appeal is dedicated to supporting the vital work of The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Institute of Neurology (together known as Queen Square). We want to improve the outcome and quality of life for everyone with a neurological condition by funding pioneering research, providing access to the latest technology for expert diagnosis and treatment and training tomorrow's leading clinicians. [/p][p]Thank you for helping to change the lives of those with neurological conditions like The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery did for me. [/p][p]Donating through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to The National Brain Appeal. [/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/p][p]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]
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Awards

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Supporters


Oct 8, 2021

Paul Marsh

Well done Eamonn

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Johnnie Pauline Heiser

Well done Eamonn! x

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Sarah Watkins

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Leslie and Sammy

We will always be grateful that we met you at the Brain Buddy talk! Sammy was inspired by your story and went on to have successful surgery too! The national Hospital are amazing! Well done Eamonn! Leslie and Sammy Rose x

£30.00


Oct 5, 2021

Anonymous

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Mel Ferris

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Helen and Simon

Well done,Eamonn! xx🏅🏅

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Theresa Winn

Well done Eamonn xx

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Warder

Up the greens.

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Dan Boosey

What a man, inspiration to us all!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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