In April 2013 Deirdre Holland was a busy, working Mother of two teenage girls.
The weekend of April 26th would change her life fundamentally as she contracted a rare strain of Meningococcal Septicaemia.


The ravages of this disease have left Deirdre with bi-lateral leg amputations and other physical challenges that Deirdre must overcome in order to rebuild her life.

However just one year after the disease struck her medical team have witnessed her fight the odds against this disease. She is now at home and about to embark on intensive rehabilitation.

There are significant issues surrounding this, not least of which is the need for professional home care and for specialized transport in order to reassert her independence.


To continue to make progress and reclaim her life she will need significant funds to cover

  • Speech therapy for residual speech impairment
  • Occupational therapy
  • Specialised transport – adapted car
  • Reassessment/Modifications of home accommodation
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Home Care