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Scott Coscoran (right) pictured with his family, Mary and Brendan his brothers Adrain and Noel Scott Coscoran (right) pictured with his family, Mary and Brendan his brothers Adrain and Noel


Limerick family launch fundraiser to bring their son home following cancer diagnosis



Scott Coscoran (right) pictured with his family, Mary and Brendan his brothers Adrain and Noel.

The Coscoran family launched the fundraiser asking to “please help us bring our boy Scotty home” following life-changing and heart-breaking news

By I Love Limerick correspondent Cian Reinhardt

A fundraiser launched this month for a Limerick teenager from Martinstown, Kilmallock, County Limerick who has been diagnosed with incurable cancer has raised more than €50,000 to help the family ‘bring their boy Scotty home’.

On December 28, 2022, 18-year-old Scotty Coscoran went to A&E with numbness in his foot, and after some tests, it was discovered that he had a tumour in his spine.






Scotty was taken to Beaumont for major surgery, which lasted 10 hours on January 19, 2023, with the surgeon being able to remove 90 per cent of the tumour, giving hope for his recovery. However, two weeks later, the surgeon informed the family that Scotty had stage 4 incurable aggressive cancer.

The family wrote on the fundraising page, “Our beautiful 18-year-old soccer-mad boy Scotty was just starting out in life when on the 3rd of February he and us got some life-changing and heartbreaking news.”

The family is raising funds in a bid to help with day-to-day living “so that we can spend all our time with Scotty as he has a long hard road ahead”.

The funds will also help the family to purchase a suitable vehicle to transport Scotty to and from his daily treatment as well as making some modifications to adapt their house to their son’s needs.

“We also need to purchase a suitable vehicle to get Scotty to and from his treatment on a daily basis. We also need to modify the house to make it wheelchair accessible so that Scott can come home and be able to live independently and comfortably with his family around him,” the idonate page reads.

The family also took the time to thank those who have donated and have taken the time to read and share their story.

“We his parents Mary and Brendan his brothers Adrain and Noel and his extended families would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to read and donate. All donations big or small would be greatly appreciated if you can’t donate please share,” they said.

Setting an initial target of €20,000, the total raised to date stands at €54,620.

You can donate to and read Scotty’s story here.
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