James McClean an "absolute gentleman" following benevolent act for young Irish girl with rare cancer
James McClean really has a heart of gold.
Whether it's coming to the rescue of a struggling GAA club or helping the less fortunate, the Ireland midfielder always goes above and beyond the call of duty to spread his wealth to those who really need it.
McClean's latest act of generosity was to help pay for special treatment for a young Derry girl with a rare form of cancer, as the Derry Journal reports.
Sharon Cleary, mother of four-year-old Darragh, has rhabdomyosarcoma, which affects less than 60 children in Britain every year. and is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment. She has thanked the Republic of Ireland midfielder for donating £1,000 to help pay for specialist proton therapy in Florida.
“I received a message to say James was trying to get in contact with me, then I received a text from James himself saying he was sorry to hear about Darragh and that he would like to donate the money and a signed jersey."
“I thanked him and he said he was glad he could help and that he would keep Darragh in his prayers."
Sharon admitted that McClean's touching gesture caught her completely off guard and that she will be forever grateful for his wonderful generosity. She also thanked everyone who helped her and Darragh through the difficult time.
“I was shocked at first, then really overwhelmed that he offered to do such a great thing. James is an absolute gentleman and I will be forever grateful to him and everybody else that has helped us along the way, the support has been amazing. I can’t thank everybody enough.”
If you would like to help Darragh, you can make a donation by clicking on the following link - www.crowdfunding.justgiving.com/christine-graham