As a young person living in Lispole, Co Kerry, while attending national school Mike Joe loved singing. An early ambition was to sing with and lead a band. Over the years he continued singing and always in the back of his mind was his dream and lifetime ambition to make a CD.
In 2020 Mike Joe decided it’s ‘Now or Never’ and so he chose the year of Covid-19 to produce his CD and thankfully, with the support and encouragement of his team, he achieved his dream. Delighted to have completed the recording of 15 of his favourite songs, Mike Joe now wants to use his music and CD to help two charities.
JP O’Sullivan, ‘a rogue and gentleman’, from Lispole, a special and lifetime friend of Mike Joe, who he says ‘‘never does what he is told’, as a result, he wants to share the proceeds of his CD to support his chosen charities;
Firstly – ILFA, due to their great work and support as a patient organisation for those living with Pulmonary Fibrosis.
JP has shown great dedication to ILFA for the help and support they gave him and other patients and
families with pulmonary fibrosis. Mike Joe has travelled JP’s journey with him.
Secondly – the Kerry Cancer Support Group for the great work they do in Kerry for cancer patients and because Mike Joe is a Kerryman after all.
Congratulations to Mike Joe on achieving his ambition and warmest thanks to Mike Joe and his pal JP O’Sullivan for fundraising for ILFA and supporting our work. To order your CD or to make a donation, please contact ILFA on 086 871 5264 or JP O’Sullivan on 087 280 9801