Support needed for 4 boys who lost both parents to cancer

Four young brothers are being supported by a Go Fund Me campaign as they hope to buy their family home in Co Kerry after tragically losing both parents. 

The boys, ranging in ages from five to 21, lost their mother and father to cancer within months of each other.

Pádraig and Elaine Clifford, who were raising their family in Milltown in Kerry, passed away within months of each other, in a double tragedy.

Now family friends are hoping to help their sons to buy the home their parents were renting so the devastated family can stay together.

The organisers wrote: “Patrick 21, Jack 14, Andrew 8 and Conor 5 lost both their parents to cancer in the space of five months.”

“This heartbreaking story has touched many people near and far, it has left the community of Milltown in disbelief that this could happen to one family in such a short space of time.”

“In May 2021 the boys’ mom, Elaine, was diagnosed with stage four cancer, after a short time and a big fight, she lost her battle to cancer on August 28th 2021, leaving behind her heartbroken husband Pádraig and her beloved boys.”

“Pádraig found it very difficult to come to terms with the loss of his soulmate, his amazing wife and mother to their four beautiful boys.”

“Pádraig tried to get on with life as best he could with the great help of family and friends who rallied around him. Little did Pádraig know when he felt unwell in December 2021 that he too had cancer.  He was admitted to University Hospital Kerry on January 17th 2022 and following tests he was diagnosed with aggressive cancer,” they explained.

“Pádraig fought hard to keep his promise to his beautiful wife Elaine to look after their boys but unfortunately lost his battle to cancer eight days later on Tuesday the 25th of January 2022 surrounded by his loving family and friends.”

“The boys now reside in the rented family home in Milltown; this fundraiser is being set up to raise enough money to allow the Clifford boys to purchase their family home and secure their future”

“Any donations to help the Clifford boys reach their goal of owning their own home would be very much appreciated.”

The Go Fund Me page can be found here

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