From coffee mornings to treasure hunts, and from Into The West screenings to bagpacks, Denise Ryan has pulled out all the stops in her bid to reach €100,000 with her fundraising campaign.
And why wouldn't she?
After all, the funds are to provide life-saving treatment in the US, which she needs after she contracted Lyme disease while living abroad a few years ago.
Now, she's raised a whopping €81k of the amount she needs – but time is running out for her to get that last few quid together. She explained in a post today:
It has been six weeks since the deadline I was hoping to make it back to the U.S. before (doctors need to see you within a year to be able to prescribe medication), I've run out of my medications now and can't refill them until I make it back over there.
So a few lovely donors asked if I could go without reaching the goal and raise the rest when I'm there. Needing to reach the amount is to do with the visa though – I have to be able to prove that I can afford everything.
So if you've been meaning to donate, but haven't yet got around to it...
Now is the time.
Click here, pass it on to your friends, and know that you're saving one of the soundest people we've ever come across – one who has worked tirelessly and obsessively to bring the campaign this far, but who is fast running out of the energy and the ability she needs to keep this going.
Let's do this, people.