Help the O'Brien Family
Organized by: Robert McGrath
Mother of three, Patricia McGrath O'Brien, better known as Patsy to her family and friends, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2006, less than one year after her daughter, Grace, was born. Grace (11) and her older brothers Jack (16) and Spencer (14) have spent most of their lives watching their mother bravely battle cancer. In 2011, Patsy became a single mother and sole custodian of the children after her separation from her ex-husband, Eric. Since Eric's absence, Patsy and her children have struggled with financial and medical adversity. Recently, Eric came back into their lives, and had been helping Patsy and the kids. Early in May 2016, Eric went to the Emergency Room with a stomach ache, and died on Friday, June 3 from colon cancer. We are trying to raise funds to support the day to day costs of raising the kids, with the ultimate hope of saving a little for future education. Jack, Spencer, and Grace are strong, resilient, and brave—but they cannot make it on their own. Anything we can do to ease the burden would be greatly appreciated.