- Conor McGregor has coughed out £10,000 to support the Hope For Evie campaign
- The one-year-old baby girl Evie is suffering from a rare genetic condition
- Hope For Evie campaign exceeded the £86,000 (€100,000) earmarked for her treatment in US
UFC fighter Conor McGregor has contributed the sum of £10,000 in support of the Hope For Evie campaign directed towards providing treatment for the one- year-old baby girl.
According to Mirror report, the UFC superstar was moved by Evie campaign, with the Ireland-based baby girl needing medical attention for a rare genetic disorder she has been battling since birth.
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McGregor also handed out a pair of autographed gloves in an effort to raise funds for Evie at his local Crumlin Boxing Club on Friday, October 18, which raised £430 (€500).
Speaking with Irish Mirror, Boxing coach Bra Brady was questioned on his ability to match the donation, with fundraiser effort raking in about £1030 (€12,000).
"We got €500 for the gloves and being a bit cheeky I asked if he would match whatever we made and he said it was no problem,” Brady said.
The condition stunts the development of Evie’s brain and can cause a wide variety of problems that include a seizure disorder, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities and facial distortions.
Her parents discovered a doctor in the US that can help with the condition but needed to raise funds to reach their £51,500 (€60,000) needed for the trip in February.
Interestingly, the nature of Evie’s illness was identified in March this year- a rare condition known as microcephaly with pontine cerebellar hypoplasia, which is a mutation in her CASK gene.
A further breakdown of the ailment reveals it hampers Evie’s brain development as well as causing other problems, including a seizure disorder, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities and facial distortions.
After locating a US-based doctor, who can help with the treatment, her parents had to cup in hand to raise the £51,500 (€60,000) needed for treatment back in February.
At the moment, they have exceeded £86,000 (€100,000) mark, courtesy of UFC superstar McGregor.
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"It was not by any means a publicity stunt from Mcgregor as he did not even what to be mentioned, we can’t thank Conor enough for helping our little girl,” Evie's mum Emma Nolan was quoted as saying, even as she singled out the likes of Katie, Sinead, Bra, Aaron, Phil among others for their role during Crumlin boxing fundraising.
"They really went above and beyond on the day and we are forever grateful,” she summed up.
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