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06th Aug 2017

Cork student needs help paying for medical care after J1 accident

He suffered a swimming accident.

Carl Kinsella

Philip Leahy

Philip Leahy, a young man who captained Ballyhooly to their first ever County Junior B Football title last year, is in need of help.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Philip after the 22-year-old suffered an accident in New Jersey’s Ocean City last week while on a J1.

The campaign, started by the Ballyhooly community, reads:

“In the past week, while on J1 in Ocean City, Philip was involved in a very serious accident.  As a result of this Philip is in a very serious condition in Atlantic General Hospital, Ocean City.”

The site also says that “Philip’s outgoing personality and love of life make him a hugely popular character amongst all that know him.”

This much has been made clear by well the campaign is doing.

The target of the campaign is €60,000, and huge inroads have been made already, with €13,430 raised by just 163 people in under four hours.

With even more help from JOE and Her readers, Philip’s costs can be covered. Click here to donate.