We, the friends, and family of Daniel Greer have set up a social media appeal to find a bone marrow donor for the 14-year-old Newry schoolboy who is very ill with leukaemia in a Belfast hospital. We were recently told a bone marrow transplant is his only hope of beating this deadly disease and we’re now in a race against time to find a donor who will be the correct match. Last weekend, the Archbishop of Armagh kindly agreed to ask parishioners to support our appeal and encouraged them to join the bone marrow register.
We’re hoping that we can now extend the appeal across the whole country by maybe getting a few lines into church bulletins around the island of Ireland before they are printed this week. We’re also aware that many parishes run their own Facebook and social media accounts and may be willing to post details of how people can sign up to bone marrow registers, no matter where in the world they see the message. Do you think you could help us with that please?
To save you any hassle, I have attached some suggested text details for church bulletins (if it fits in to the page) and also some details they might like to use for a Facebook post. It would also really help if they could like and link to our Facebook page. Would it be possible for you to distribute these to the people in your diocese who look after local weekly church bulletins and social media accounts please? The more people we can get on the donor register, the better chance we will all have if someone we love gets blood cancer.
Many thanks for your attention.
The Do It For Daniel Appeal
Newry, County Down.
00 44 73 8717 8958