Fundraising campaign launched for Co Leitrim man left paralysed after gym accident

A fundraising campaign has been launched for a Co Leitrim man who was left paralysed after a gym accident.

In December 2016, Andrew O’Malley sustained spinal injuries as a result of an accident in a Sligo gym.

The accident left him with only the ability to move his head and neck, and his shoulder partially and he was told that he would not regain any further movement in the rest of his body.

His family also learned that the gym’s owner did not have insurance and had left the country, leaving Andrew without any possible compensation.

Since the accident the 32-year-old has been in an acute hospital, but he wants to live independetly eventually, and his sister Emma has now started a fundraising campaign…..


To donate or for more information, visit the campaign’s FacebookTwitter and GoFundMe pages.