A MOTHER of a very sick 5-year-old boy has sent a message to Conor McGregor to thank him after the star donated €10,000 towards her son's hospital care.
Grainne McCullough tweeted a screenshot of the UFC stars very generous donation last night.
— not ireland anymore (@GrainneMcCullou) September 27, 2018
The donation was made to a GoFundMe page which was set up in aid of 5-year-old Bryan Buckley, who got sepsis last year and is now unable to walk or eat.
GoFundMe then emailed her to inform her who the sum was given by.
The online fundraiser was set up with an initial goal of €10,000, which was instantly hit when the Crumlin-born fighter made the donation.
The page reads: “This is my last idea for my son as iv spent the last year trying to get him proper medical care from the hse, he has a NG tube in his nose since last September and I keep being fobbed off with excuses for delay in putting in a peg,he has seen no dietician, we are desperate at this stage , we are looking for money for my son Bryan to get private care and the help he deserves....he had sepsis last year and is now unable to walk or eat I feel so bad for him.”
The family had been told that Bryan could receive vital surgery next week for €10,000, which is now a certainty thanks to McGregor.
Taking to Twitter, Grainne thanked the “legend” for his gesture, and added: “We are forever grateful, I will never forget what you have done for my boy, you truly are a legend.”
McGregor is currently preparing for arguably the biggest fight of his UFC career, when he enters the Octagon to face Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday 6 October.