Sinn Féin’s Gearóid Ó hEára has urged people to donate to an appeal to help a Derry girl receive pioneering brain surgery in Australia.
“Martina Anderson and I met with the family of Rachel McGettigan in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin on Friday to show our support for their fundraising campaign.
“The family need to raise £45,000 for pioneering surgery to treat a cyst on Rachel’s brain. Like any family, they want to do all they can to help Rachel and have asked for the support of local people.
“I was moved by the dedication and determination of Rachel’s family in the face of such challenges.
“The people of Derry are renowned for their generosity and I am appealing to them to dig deep and help Rachel and the McGettigan family at this difficult time so that they can raise the money for this much-needed operation.
“The family have set up an online fundraising campaign and I would encourage people to support them by kindly donating at http://www.gofundme.com/