Seamus Coleman has donated €3,000 to an Irishman living with scoliosis 2 years ago

Seamus Coleman has donated €3,000 to an Irishman living with scoliosis

Our captain.

Jason Hanlon is a 26-year-old man from Dungloe in Donegal. Jason has profound learning disabilities and also lives with severe scoliosis.


In recent years, his scoliosis has progressed so rapidly that it is now crushing down on his organs causing excruciating pain 24/7.

His sister wrote about his situation, saying: "To sit and watch my brother scream 24/7 with tears streaming down his wee face is unbearable for my family and I. It is very difficult not being able to explain to him what is happening to his own body as you can imagine."

As a result of this, he needs an expensive operation in Tallaght Hospital which will attempt to ease his suffering, and help him in any way possible.

The family set up a GoFundMe page to try and raise money for the operation, as well as to help cover the costs for the renovations of the family home and specialised equipment needed for his aftercare. It will also help support family members to stay in Dublin during Jason’s recovery.

And even Ireland's national team's very own Seamus Coleman has done his bit.

The Donegal man and Everton fullback donated €3,000 to the GoFundMe page.

This isn't the first bit of philanthropy that Coleman has taken part in lately either. He also donated €5,000 to the Sean Cox's GoFundMe a couple of weeks ago.


That's why we love you Seamie.