COFFEE MORNING: Family members of John ‘Sully’ O’Sullivan who became very ill last October, are organising a coffee morning in the Curious Cat next Saturday, September 7, to help raise funds to convert the family home. Photo: Michelle Crean

By Michelle Crean

Loved ones of John ‘Sully’ O’Sullivan, who became very ill 11 months ago, are planning a number of fundraisers to bring him home.

The Killarney man is hoping that once changes are made to convert parts of the family home, he can leave hospital and focus on his future recovery.

Next Saturday (September 7), Sully’s wife Michelle and daughter Emma, will join family members in the Curious Cat Café in New Market Lane (at the back of Quills), for a fundraising coffee morning – and all are invited to support their fundraising efforts, from 10am to 12.30pm.

Sully (53) was rushed from University Hospital Kerry (UHK) to the Mater Hospital, Dublin, after becoming seriously ill with sepsis last October. He was then transferred to Dun Laoighre and months later back to UHK, where he is currently staying.

However, it’s been a long road for the much loved local mechanic from Woodlawn who is still recovering.

His family hope that by getting him home and surrounding him with family will perk him up and aid his recovery time.
Funds raised will also contribute to his care, relative Kathleen McCarthy told the Killarney Advertiser.

“We’re fundraising for an extension for a downstairs bedroom for when he’s ready to come home and towards his future healthcare.”
His cousin Tracy Lyne added that although Sully is getting better he has a way to go – but is keeping them all smiling.

“For what he has gone through, he’s a trouper. Sully is handling it very well. The sooner the extension is done then he can come home.”

Other upcoming fundraisers include Pitch & Putt in September and a quiz in November, details of which are currently being finalised.