The community in West Tipperary/East Limerick and further afield is coming together to help a local child travel to Texas for vital therapy. Noah Quish is six years old and non – verbal. Noah is to travel to Texas for a six week intensive course of Speech & Language, Swallow and Physical Therapy. The “Little Blue Hero”has undergone 6 brain surgeries in the last two months and was admitted to Temple Street hospital again on Wednesday September 6th. It is hoped that he can attend the event on Saturday September 9th.
The organisers led by Avril Toomey from Toomey’s Filling Station in Monard and Jack Leonard of the Tipperary Vintage Rally Club are leaving no stone unturned to raise funds.
Donations can be made on the day, participants are welcome for the Vintage Show, Bike, Car, Truck and Tractor Run or for the evening event in the Hideout.
The Run will leave Toomey’s yard at approximately 5pm and travel via Oola, Pallasgreen, Kilteely, Emly, Lattin, Kilross cross, Tipperary town and return to Monard. Garda are expected to assist the flow of vehicles through Tipperary town.
A Go Fund Me page has also been set up – Noah’s Long Road to Recovery – donations can be made at this link here.
The organisers say the ongoing support from the community for the family has been fantastic with the school and neighbours all assisting the family. Avril had special praise for Noah’s sister, Leah, for her love and care for her brother – saying she can always calm and comfort him as the siblings have a special connection.
Jack Leonard says he knows he is coming to the community again for support and suggests that the Government create a special fund to support families who have to travel abroad for care.