A mum has hailed MMA star Conor McGregor as "a legend" for donating €10,000 to help treat her sick son.
Grainne McCullough shared a screenshot of the donation made on her GoFundMe web page last night.
Son Bryan (5) - nicknamed 'Bru' - had sepsis last year and now suffers from cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or eat, said his mother.
Grainne said of the gift: "Conor has made our dreams come true in so many ways. It wasn't a publicity stunt - he privately donated to us.
"I just had to let him know how much we appreciate it.
"We plan to use it for Bru's care and what he needs to get back to as good as he can be.
"He was on life support for 10 days with no hope. We don't know how he pulled through, to be honest."
Grainne, who lives in Drogheda, believes Conor may have noticed her son's plight after she tagged him in articles about his condition.
The donation page reads: "This is my last idea for my son as I've spent the last year trying to get him proper medical care.
"He has a plastic tube [nasogastric intubation] in his nose since last September. He has seen no dietitian.
"We are desperate at this stage. We are looking for money for my son Bryan to get private care and the help he deserves."
An anonymous €10,000 donation can be seen on the GoFundMe page but Grainne received an email saying it was made in the MMA champion's name.
"We are forever grateful. I will never forget what you have done for my boy. You truly are a legend," a thankful Grainne added.