Danny's €76k 'thank you' to neurology hospital in UK

Sinead Kelleher

In June 2017 Danny Tim O'Sullivan's life was changed dramatically when he suffered a brain aneurysm which left him with memory loss, and difficulty speaking and walking. The well-known Kerry man had been out cycling when the incident occurred.

It was a long and tough road to recovery for Danny Tim, and  the Glenbeigh native has now donated substantial funds to the UK National Brain Appeal organisation to help others who suffered like he did.

The O'Sullivan family have donated £76,000 to the organisation's new aphasia service to help rehabilitate people with speech difficulties following stroke and brain injuries. Danny Tim's son, Timothy; and Timothy's fiancée Kacey O'Driscoll cycled 969 miles from Lands End to John o'Groats to raise the money for the charity.

Following his brain aneurysm in June 2017, Danny Tim spend five months in the hospital the charity raises vital funds for, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London. It is the UK's leading centre of excellence for treating diseases of the brain.

Danny's full recovery is testament to the fast and expert care that he received.  "I cannot thank Miss Mary Murphy, all the staff at The National Hospital and my GP, Dr Alix Daniel, enough. They not only saved my life, but they have helped me back to how I was before I had the stroke," he said.

"I had fantastic care at The National Hospital, and I am delighted that we, as a family, are able to support it." Danny's son, Timothy O'Sullivan, managing director of the Danny Sullivan Group, said the family are grateful for all the help they received.