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Big-hearted Colm races to little Dan’s aid

Colm Cooper with the All-Ireland boots and the All-Stars jersey in a picture posted on Twitter

THE Gooch is proving to be just as generous off the field as he was lethal on it.

Colm Cooper has generously donated the boots he wore in the 2006 All-Ireland final and a signed All-Stars jersey from 2013 to a campaign to help a little boy fighting for his life.

He has pledged his support to the DoitforDan Trust which is a fund set up to help toddler Dan Donoher, the son of Laois GAA players Niall and Aisling Donoher, who was diagnosed with an extremely rare and progressive spinal muscular atrophy condition in December 2019.

A ground-breaking treatment has now become available in America but the cost is in excess of $2 million. And although it is the most expensive treatment in the world, it could be life-saving and allow Dan to function in ways unimaginable.

To date, a GoFundMe page for Dan is just shy of the €900,000 mark.

Colm has encouraged bidders for the boots and jersey to contact him on Twitter before 9.00pm on Wednesday next and the highest bidder takes all.

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