As most of you may already know, there’s been a lull in live performances and recordings from your favorite celtic artist. For those that don’t, In April 2017, Mike Gallagher was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Following the removal of his kidney, Mike and Marlea were shocked to learn that the cancer has metastasized throughout his body and what was thought to be a relatively easy fix turned out to be Stage IV cancer. Aggressive chemo would follow. While Mike has a warrior’s heart, the cancer and side effects of the treatments have taken their toll and Mike was no longer able to work daily, let alone perform throughout Pittsburgh and the region.
It’s time to give back to someone who has never stopped giving.
Through the efforts of family and a legion of friends the Move a Mountain for Mike fundraiser was born to help grant peace of mind to Mike & Marlea by relieving the stresses of the resulting financial burdens and allow Mike to focus on WINNING his battle with cancer. All donations will be utilized to help with crushing medical costs and living expenses for the next 12 months.
The effort is captured magnificently in the tagline to its GoFundMe page – “Say yes to someone who never says no.” Those who know Mike realize this description fits him to a T. “No” is not one of his vocabulary words when someone’s asking for a helping hand. Now it’s our turn.