Athletes from all over the country will gather in Clonmel this weekend to help the family of a thirteen year old boy who is suffering from a rare bone cancer.
The Clonmel Crossfit gym in Gurtnafleur will host a competition for crossfit athletes from all over Ireland on Saturday and Sunday to assist the Hogan family of Crann Ard whose son Jack was diagnosed with the illness three years ago this month.
Jack, a son of Tony and Triona, is now in first year at Clonmel High School.Jack has undergone five major operations during those three years since he was diagnosed with osteo- sarcoma as well as going through chemotherapy treatment.
Jack had his last surgery in October and he is looking forward to travelling to Medjugorje this April.
His father Tony is a member of the crossfit gym in Clonmel which will be a hive of activity this weekend.
The E25 entrance fee paid by seventy athletes will be handed over to the Hogan family to help them with the significant health expenses they have to meet and a collection will also be made over the two days from the public who attend the event.
“We are hoping the public will come out and see this event and support the Hogan family.People are more than welcome to visit the gym over the weekend ,” said Colin Roles of Clonmel’s crossfit gym.
Tony Hogan said the familiy greatly appreciated the support of their friends, neighbours and the community over the last few years.
”We could not have managed without that help” he said.