Two inspirational Derrytresk cousins have been lending a helping hand to local racer Paul Conlan ahead of his Irish Drift Championships (IDC) appearance this weekend in Mondello Park.
Brian Og McStravog and Luke O’Hanlon, who both suffer from the life-limiting condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, got the chance to fulfil every little boy’s dream when they enjoyed a special visit to see Paul’s car for themselves.
As well as getting to grips with the awesome tyres and shiny bodywork, the boys even got into the driver’s seat earlier this week.
Big-hearted Paul will be displaying signage for the Leap for Luke charity, set up by Luke’s mum Claire, on Sunday at Mondello, and a collection will be made on the day.
The idea to help the local lads came about when Claire, who works with Dungannon Enterprise Centre, revealed how the boys loved cars.
“My wife Kate and I contacted Dave Egan from IDC who agreed to let us make a collection for them on Sunday while my car is on display”, he continued.
“Whatever is raised we will give half to research and split the other half between the two boys in vouchers so that both parents can treat the kids. They do so much to raise money for research and never take a penny; this way by giving the boys a voucher we can spoil them.”
Paul also thanked Grip Fab & The Stone brothers for their kind donation to the charity after completing hours of work on his top notch car.
You can find out more about the boys’ condition by watching this video, while Paul has a Facebook page which details his progress as a racer.