A cake sale is being organised this weekend to raise funds for Adam Mc Donnell, a much-loved Letterkenny boy who requires specialist care.

James and Adam McDonnell

Adam McDonnell is a five-year-old boy who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means he is unable to walk, crawl, sit, hold objects or even hold his head up.

He has uncontrollable epilepsy and aspiration lung disease and requires round the clock care. He is peg fed, non-verbal and deaf in his left ear.

Adam has the love and support of his parents Rachel and Neil McDonnell and older brother James (8).

Adam’s mother Rachel said he is a happy child despite all his difficulties:

He loves playing with his big brother James and really enjoys going to playschool. He loves being outside and especially enjoys watching the birds!,” Rachel says.

James, Adam and Rachel

An online and community fundraiser was established to help pay for continued therapy, specialised equipment and toys for Adam.

A bake sale will be held to raise funds this weekend. A wide selection of treats will be available after Masses on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June in the Church Of The Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny.

Anybody who can bake or would like to donate their time, money or help in any way is welcome to get involved, says organiser and family friend Marie Hayes.

“If anyone can bake anything that would be amazing, I can pick it up on Friday or I’ll literally go to Timbucktoo to get anything,” Marie says.

People are welcome to leave baked goods at the  Church Of The Irish Martyrs after 5.30pm on Saturday, or they can contact Marie on Facebook here (CLICK HERE)

All support is greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate to Adam’s Just Giving page, click here: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/adams-page