Carlow's Brandon Bolger achieves dream of getting tractor to raise money for cancer patients

The Carlow man was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma last March

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Brandon Bolger pictured in his new tractor

A young Carlow man battling cancer - who wished for a tractor so he could raise money to buy toys for other kids in hospital - has reached his fundraising target and bought the tractor of his dreams. 

Brandon Bolger, 10, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma  – a rare disease affecting bone or soft tissue – last March and he needed €5,000 to make his kind-hearted dream come true.

He has been receiving strong doses of chemotherapy at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin every two weeks.

The family recently withdrew the funds from the GoFundMe Page set up for Brandon to help him reach his target and have they have now bought the tractor of his dreams. 

Brandon's father, Craig, took to Facebook recently and said: "From the bottom of our heart, myself and Sandra want to thank Vincent Connaughton, James Reams, Declain Robson, Joan Brogan and Michael Brogan for going over and beyond and the long hours and the kindness they have showed us.

"Today you made Brandon Bolger forget all his worries. Thank you."