Eoghan Gorman is only 23 years of age. Up until 2021 he had been living in his family home in Clondalkin with his parents Dean and Tanya and two sisters Abbie & Grace. He attended Primary school at Sacred Heart Sruleen in Clondalkin where he was well known for his contributions to the school Hurling team. He went on to study at Holy Family Community school in Rathcoole where he was known well for his contributions and dedication to the basketball team.
Eoghan’s love of sport didn’t stop there he went on to join Clondalkin Taekwondo in 2005 and participated in numerous national competitions representing Ireland in Belgium in 2009. He took up martial arts and represented Ireland at the World Kickboxing Championships in 2016. He also fought in the UK and Hungary and competed in many national competitions with South Dublin Taekwondo. He represented his club and his country all over Europe.
Eoghan’s Dad Dean had a love for motorbikes and had bought Eoghan his very first motor bike before he was even born !! Eoghan grew to love bikes almost as much as his Dad. He was a regular to most of the BMX/Skate parks all over Dublin throughout his teenage years.
Eoghan had his whole life ahead of him. In 2021 he moved out of his family home to setup home with his girlfriend Saoirse where they lived in Newcastle Co Dublin. They shared a love of travel and had travel to many cities throughout the world. Eoghan had completed his apprenticeship as a Cabinet Maker with Kilmmek Furniture and he had recently splashed out on his dream car. With everything falling into place it was safe to say he had a very bright future ahead of him. He had everything going for him until Sunday 3rd October 2021 his life changed forever.
On Sunday 3rd October 2021 his life changed forever. While mountain biking in the Dublin mountains with his friend Sean. Eoghan came off his bike while coming down a trail and caused a fracture of his C3 on his spine. He was rushed to hospital where he was put in an induced coma and on a life support machine, he later underwent emergency spinal surgery. Eoghan was unable to breathe by himself for many weeks and was told he may never come off the ventilator. But Eoghan being a fighter fought against the odds and with great determination and excellent help from his medical team Eoghan in now breathing unassisted. However Eoghan still remains paralysed from the neck down and has no control of his upper or lower body. He is now continuing his treatment at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.
Eoghan is now on one of life’s toughest journeys, and in the coming months will come home. When he does he will need around the clock care, specialised equipment and his home will have to be significantly modified to cater for his many medical needs, costing hundreds of thousands of euros. Although this is a difficult, sad time, Eoghan keeps fighting and we now need to help him to continue the fight. Please help us #fightwitheoghan and give as generously as you can.