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Offaly Community Rallying Around Local Boy With Serious Brain Injury

His dad says they're overwhelmed by the support.

An Offaly community is rallying around a local boy, who's been left with a serious brain injury after a cycling accident.

13-year-old James Saunders from Killeigh was hit by a car while out cycling last April and taken to Temple Street Hospital, where he remains ever since.

He faces a long road to recovery - requiring intensive treatment, including speech and language and physio therapy.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise €50,000 for James and his family - with a '70s/80s disco fundraiser also taking place this Saturday night in Tullamore Rugby Club.

His dad John says they're overwhelmed by the support they're receiving from the community:

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