The Daniel Meehan Fund
Daniel was 21 when he died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS). On New Year's Eve 31/12/2010 at about 8.15 pm he hugged his mother, wished her a Happy New Year and said "I'm off to find me a wife". Those were the last words he spoke in our house. At 11.15pm the phone rang, it was his friend informing us that he had collapsed and he was on his way by ambulance to the hospital. Daniel did not survive the journey. If there is any consolation to our family it is that his closest friends were with him, and when he collapsed he fell into the arms of his lifelong friend. There was no prior warning, no symptoms, no tell-tale signs that would have prompted us to bring him to a doctor. His death was sudden, final and utterly devastating to our family and his friends.
What can we say about our son and brother, we loved him from the moment he was born, and he was special .We shared so much together. From childhood Daniel was blessed with a vivid imagination, this meant he was never short of friends and over the years this presented all of us with some interesting experiences. He was a very laid back young man and his perspective and views on life were the subject of much discussion, laughter and debate at the dinner table. He was a very positive person and this positivity was infectious, and to quote the late John O' Donoghue "His mind sparkled at the wonder of things". Daniel was one in a million.
Shortly after he graduated NUIM with 1st class honours in History and Economics he started work in the IFSC. He was just 3 months in the job when he died. Since Daniel died we have discovered just how prevalent SADS is. We only tend to hear about it when it affects a high profile sports person and we therefore assume that it only affects high performance athletes. This is not the case, in Ireland one young person a week dies as a result of this syndrome and they are not necessarily athletes. In most cases people only become aware of it when it is too late. To help combat this we need more research and screening. The Heart Appeal at the Mater Foundation provides vital funds to support the Family Heart Screening Clinic and we have set up this tribute fund to help their fundraising efforts.
Kind donation made in loving memory of Daniel towards our Heart Appeal
Final sponsorship money 2014 womens mini marathon. Thanks to participants and sponsors.
Further sponsorship money 2014 womens mini marathon. Thanks to participants and sponsors.
Sponsorship money 2014 womens mini marathon. Thanks to participants and sponsors
A big thank you to the Ulster College Council - MacRory Cup for this very generous donation.
Total raised from Captain of Rossmore Golf Club Monaghan Seamus Meehan and Lady-Captain Anne Durnin's Charity competition . This was held on the 25th of August 2013. A big thank you to all who took part and donations given.
Mini Marathon for Daniel 2012
Target: €2,500.00 | Raised: € 5,709.00
Family and friends are participating in the 2012 Flora Mini Marathon in memory of Daniel to raise funds for the Family Heart Screening Clinic. We are now a gaView Sub Fund
Take Me Out
Target: €2,000.00 | Raised: € 1,605.00
The GAA Club in Celbridge are holding a Take Me Out event in the clubhouse on Sunday June 3rd. The proceeds from the raffle and the leg waxing will be donated tView Sub Fund
Daniel's Tea Day
Target: €1,000.00 | Raised: € 3,245.00
Karen and Seamus Meehan are hosting a Tea Day in their home on Sunday 24th June to raise funds for the Family Heart Screening Clinic for SADS in memory of DanieView Sub Fund
Marathon for Daniel 2013
Target: €3,000.00 | Raised: € 2,085.00
Family and friends are once again participating in the Mini Marathon for 2013. Last year we got tremendous support from sponsors and are deeply grateful for tView Sub Fund