‘A complete shock’: Cork family detail their surprise as Conor McGregor donates to online medical fundraiser - TheMacLife

‘A complete shock’: Cork family detail their surprise as Conor McGregor donates to online medical fundraiser

Conor McGregor has donated to a GoFundMe drive to raise funds for medical equipment for a Cork woman.

By John Balfe - 5 Jan 2021

Conor McGregor has already been noted for his philanthropy in recent months. 

The Dubliner, who returns to the cage on January 23 to rematch old rival Dustin Poirier, made several charitable donations to frontline medical workers grappling with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year. Furthermore, McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey has made it a central issue to donate money to first responders, further signalling the brand’s — and McGregor’s — mission statement of giving back to the community.

The latest such instance comes from the O’Leary family in Cork who detailed their “complete shock” at receiving a donation fo €5,000 out of the blue from McGregor in their online campaign to raise funds via GoFundMe for their sister Catherine who is suffering from locked-in syndrome.

“Wow! To see this pop up on our screen this morning was a complete shock! We’re all blown away by your generosity. Thank you so much,” they tweeted of the donation, which will pay for a much-needed new monitoring system for Catherine.

“The monitor has come to its end of life, and the family need to purchase a new monitor for Catherine,” the fundraiser reads.

“Catherine requires ear sensors due to the issues with her fingers, and only the newer models of the Vital Signs Monitors allow for this. Without the monitor, staff are unable to monitor Catherine’s vital signs such as Oxygen Saturation Levels, Heartrate and Blood Pressure.”

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