At the launch of the soccer fundraiser, taking place this Saturday, September 26th, in memory of Amanda Corbett were Martin Reddan, An Post, Pauline and Michael Corbett, John Thompson and Jason Hannon of the 12th Army Infantry Battalion.
The annual Amanda Corbett soccer fundraiser was held this past Saturday, September 26. The Corbett family look like to thank everyone who helped to make the night a great success. Thank’s to Eddie’s Barber of Limerick lane for supplying the medal’s for the under age match.
In December 2011 Amanda Corbett, lost her battle with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder at the young age of 27. Each year. An Post and the 12th Army Infantry Battalion play a soccer match in remembrance of Amanda and to raise awareness and much needed financial support for the little known disease.
Her father, Michael Corbett, worked in the army and Amanda was a clerk in the Limerick GPO and this will be the third year they will play against each other in her honour. Amanda collapsed in New York on a visit to family friends with her mother, aunts and cousins when she was 21-years-old but was not diagnosed with EDS until January, 2010.
When Amanda was finally diagnosed with Vascular EDS and told her life expectancy was not that positive, it was obvious to all who knew her what a truly inspirational person she was as, despite numerous operations, she lived her life to the full with passion and enthusiasm, always smiling, reassuring everyone that she was fine.
She was the rock for her mother, father, brother and her young son Jai whom she adored. Please come along to Sarsfield Barracks and support the 3rd Annual Amanda Corbett Soccer Fundraiser match this Saturday September 26 at 5.30pm.
The event will start off with a match for young people which Amanda’s son Jai will take part in, followed by the main match and then an after-party with food and spot prizes. Donating via bucket collection and buying raffle tickets will raise funds. Amanda’s good friend, Limerick lady Zondra Meaney also suffers from EDS and all funds raised will go towards her treatment fund. Zondra said: “Amanda was always a friend, inspiration and strength to me. Thanks to the Corbett family who have been so supportive of me as I’ve battled EDS and are a tower of strength to my family and I.”
Donate to Zondra’s fund online here
Check out Zondra’s Facebook page here
Read more about Amanda Corbett here
Read more about Limerick charity here
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