Dublin family need help raising funds to help their seven-year-old disabled son 3 years ago

Dublin family need help raising funds to help their seven-year-old disabled son

A Shankill family are fundraising to help support their son's medical needs.

Seven-year-old, Herve Rolland has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy and requires the use of a wheelchair.

The family now need a wheelchair accessible car, which costs €38,000, to get Herve to his medical appointments.

Herve was born in October 2011, at 23 weeks and 6 days gestation, weighing just 660grams and was given little or no chance of survival.

Now he is seven-years-old and his family document all of the obstacles that he has overcome on their Facebook page Herve's Smiles For Miles.

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As well as spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, Herve is also blind in his right eye and without his glasses has very poor vision in his left eye. He also requires the use of hearing aids and is fed through a peg feeding tube. He cannot walk or talk and requires 24hr care.

Because of brave little Herve's various medical needs, his ability to access hospitals and other healthcare facilities is vital, which is why his family are asking for the publics help to raise their much-needed funds.

So far the Rollands have raised €11,500 of their €38,000 goal and if you would like to help them you can by visiting their GoFundMe.