Get your mates together for a chance at the big time this Friday night….not the lotto, the Laffey Lyme fund table quiz! With a raffle and spot prizes on the night, a table of four is €40, and the bragging rights will be worth it (if you win!)
Clodagh and Siobhán Laffey are two local sisters from right here in Curragha Co. Meath. This cause means a lot to us a business, and as their friends. If you would like to know more about Siobhan and Clodagh, you read below.
In September 2014 at the age of 25 (Siobhán) and 20 (Clodagh) they were both diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease and multiple systemic infections. This was following a year long battle trying to determine the reason for Clodagh’s rapidly declining health following a summer working at a non-profit summer camp for disadvantaged youth in Maine, USA. Siobhán had worked at the same camp for the previous 6 summers and following the summer of 2009 had also experienced a deterioration in her health with seemly disjointed symptoms that specialists were unable to determine a cause for. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2011. It was only when Clodagh was experiencing severe ill health that a friend’s mother, a nurse, mentioned that she should be tested for Lyme Disease and so Clodagh and Siobhán’s parents began researching this illness that they had never heard of.
Over the last 2 and a half years the girls have made steady progress with their treatment, taking over 55 tablets daily along with completing holistic treatments to support their immune system and attending the clinic in Germany every 3 months (approx.) to have blood tests done and adjust their treatment as required. It’s become apparent over this time that the infections are worse than initially thought and very complex in nature which makes treatment with oral antibiotics quite challenging.
They are hugely grateful for the support they have received from their community and friends and family over the last two and a half years. The Clodagh & Siobhán Laffey Trust was established in 2015 by family, friends and members of the community to establish a trust fund for the benefit of Clodagh and Siobhán in the context of their illness, to oversee fundraising and to administer funds for their treatment.
If you wish to support the girls and make a donation the bank details for the trust are as follows;
Clodagh & Siobhan Laffey Trust, AIB Ashbourne,
Sort Code: 93 23 96 /C Number: 42768180
BIC: AIBKIE2D BAN: IE46AIBK93239642768180.
Please also check out the Facebook Page and website for upcoming fundraising events!