Friday 23 March 2018

Donations mean widow can take husband home

Eimear Ni Bhraonain

A HEARTBROKEN widow will be able to bring her husband back to Slovakia in a coffin. Emilia Adami is moved by the generosity of the people of Ireland in donating more than €14,000 -- allowing her to repatriate her husband's remains.

Tragic Stefan Adami moved to Co Carlow in 2007 to work odd jobs to send money home to his wife and four adult children.

He was found hanging from a tree two miles from his home in Tullow on Monday.

The 55-year-old had become depressed and was barely able to function after his financial problems worsened.

He also had to have his leg amputated as it became infected some time after an accident on an Irish farm two years ago. The small injury eventually resulted in Mr Adami losing the limb because he didn't go to hospital.

Mrs Adami (49) came to Ireland in January to care for Stefan but his mental health worsened after his social welfare was stopped and he couldn't afford his electricity bills.

Mr Adami was most worried about a €650 bill from the ESB. A letter had threatened to bring him to court if he didn't settle his account.

The dad of four hobbled to a field two miles from his home on Friday last and hung himself.

Yesterday, his widow was overwhelmed by people calling to the house where she is staying with friends. Callers to Joe Duffy's 'Liveline' show donated a massive €14,400 so Mrs Adami could bring her husband's body home.

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