Skip to content

A Hero Abroad: Joe Sheehan

Organized by: Corey Thiele

Corey's Photo

THE STORY:

Update: Joe has contacted us and would like to express that he is unbelievably grateful for everyone who has donated so far. He could not believe it. He also wanted to say that any extra money donated past what he needs to replace his stolen items will be donated to ALS in the Heartland.

 

Joe Sheehan is an engineering student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is studying abroad this summer through a UNL program based in Oxford, England. While traveling in Dublin, he witnessed a man drowning in a river. Joe did not hesitate to use his lifeguard training to rescue the man and save his life. Before getting in the river, Joe had taken his personal belongings like his cell phone and wallet out of his pocket and placed them on the ground. Unbelievably, while he was in the river, his belongings were stolen.

Joe is a very well respected and involved individual in his community and on his campus at home. He is an Eagle Scout, is active in multiple clubs at UNL, and is very involved in his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. The least we can do for Joe is help him replace his stolen belongings, which included his phone, wallet, all money inside his wallet, and multiple train passes all totaling around $500. Please strongly consider donating to Joe's cause.

To read an article in the Irish news about Joe, follow this link: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/heroic-tourist-robbed-while-rescuing-drowning-man-from-river-30446930.html

$1,180

 

236% Raised of $500 Goal

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ryan Norman

    $10

  • Jonathan Gruber

    $10

  • Moe Stephens

    $25

  • Gene Eckel

    $100

  • Jered & Sonia Holder

    $20

  • Matan

    $10

  • Adam Kriz

    $10

  • The Abels family

    $100

  • Ben Putano

    $10

  • Brian Christensen

    $25

  • Washington Alpha

    $10

  • Texas Eta

    $50

  • Longo Family

    $100

  • Yoni Gill

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Egan Family

    $25

  • Kevin Kuehl

    $10

  • James Foran

    $20

  • Larry Takechi

    $20

  • Barry Holmes

    $20

  • Domhnall

    $10

  • Matt Rudge

    $20

  • Denis Bartley

    $10

  • Michael Mooney

     

  • O Donovan/ Kelly Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chris

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • liam

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • MickMcC

    $50

  • Bridget

     

  • BG D7

    $30

  • E McCarthy

    $20

  • Jen

    $10

  • Bernie

    $50

  • Kevin Williams

    $20

  • Dave

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Paul Bushe

    $15

  • Irish Girl

    $15

  • Brenjamin

    $10

  • Babs Hoey

    $20

  • mary

    $10

  • eireannach

     

  • Joe Carroll

    $20

  • Patricia

    $20

  • Clare

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  
Organized by

Corey Thiele

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Clare

Clare

DONATION: $25

a most amazing young man. 4 years ago

Patricia

Patricia

DONATION: $20

Sorry you had to experience this on your trip to Dublin. Wishing you all the best. 4 years ago

Joe Carroll

Joe Carroll

DONATION: $20

Do let one asshole ruin your holiday, well done friend. Above and beyond. 4 years ago

eireannach

eireannach

4 years ago

mary

mary

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Babs Hoey

Babs Hoey

DONATION: $20

It's a pity there's not more people like you! 4 years ago

Brenjamin

Brenjamin

DONATION: $10

hero 4 years ago

Irish Girl

Irish Girl

DONATION: $15

Joe, hope you weren't completely put off Ireland. Sorry for what happened. Take care and Ádh mór (Good Luck). 4 years ago

Paul Bushe

Paul Bushe

DONATION: $15

Well done Joe. Sorry that this happened to you. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Report this page — Let Us Know if you think this page is breaking the law or the CrowdRise Terms