Former dean of St Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny needs €1m to fund care in US after fall
The family of a former dean of St Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny has made a public appeal for donations to help fund his medical costs after he suffered a serious accident.
Canon Norman Lynas was left paralysed after he fell down the stairs while in Bermuda in late July. After his fall he was airlifted to Lahey Hospital near Boston, Massachusetts, where he is currently being treated for a spinal cord injury. Norman fractured his neck at the C4 vertebrae, rendering a crushed spine.
Doctors say there is a chance he can recover and he may even be able to walk again. But the Kilkenny man now needs US$1,000,000 to fund his ongoing care in Boston. His family has set up a Go Fund Me Page to raise the funds needed for his treatment and rehabilitation.
His family said: “In gratitude for his service, the Vestry of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity of Bermuda have organised and supported this vital international fundraising effort and ask for all your support as well. Even the smallest contribution is appreciated.
“Every dollar raised through this GoFundMe campaign will be directly used for Canon Lynas’ care and medical needs.
“Should a day come when funds are no longer needed, any dollars remaining in the account will be donated back to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity and Bermuda to be used for charitable purposes.”
If you would like to make a donation to support Norman, visit here.