After quiet debut, Standhardinger insists role in San Miguel not to be ‘main scorer’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Import likes what she saw in Iriga-Navy’s PVL opening win “I shot five shots and I’m just trying to facilitate, get the guys open, and put the guys in a right situation. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out today,” he said.Coach Leo Austria had a chance to experiment with an array of lineups, pairing Standhardinger at times with fellow big men June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, and import Troy Gillenwater.Though that resulted in varying success, the 28-year-old slotman knows that he still needs time to better blend in with his new teammates.“I think the chemistry was good but obviously, the team’s still adjusting to that,” he said. “I’m looking forward to further exploring what we can do. I’m looking forward to getting a victory and get us on the right track again.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES The Fil-German big man got his first shot down — his patented baseline jumper — on his way to four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. He posted the best plus-minus for the Beermen with his plus-eight in his 20 minutes of play.The Beermen’s efforts weren’t enough to hold off Baser Amer and Meralco as they absorbed a 93-85 defeat in their first game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Everybody saw the game, we lost. That’s unfortunate, that was not good. But you know, I think I’m OK,” he said.Though a lot expected from a player of such talent, Standhardinger insisted that he won’t have the same numbers as he did in the ABL, but would be doing a lot more than just score for San Miguel. Christian Standhardinger made his awaited debut in the PBA on Wednesday.It may not have been the debut he was hoping for, but Christian Standhardinger wasn’t exactly looking for an eye-popping statline on Wednesday night.“That’s what I’ve told guys I’m gonna do. I’m not gonna go out here like in the ABL where I’m like the main scorer of the team and try to aggressively get my points,” said Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Family of brave little boy stunned by the support of caring Donegal fundraisers

first_imgThe parents of Sligo boy Rory Gallagher have gained strength and courage from one kind Donegal family.The Leslie family of Killybegs have raised over €10,000 for the care of five-year-old Rory, who has cerebral palsy.Bert and Anne Leslie have provided immeasurable comfort for Rory’s parents Shauna and Gerry from Cliffoney in Co.Sligo by raising funds for his intensive pre-surgery programme in Spain. The determined little boy requires double hip surgeries in Boston and is currently attending a neurological rehabilitation centre to ensure the best possible outcome.Mum Shauna Gallagher said the Leslie’s generous help came at a particular time of need.Shauna and RoryShauna said: “It’s costing €2,700 per month to have Rory in this centre, we get no help from the health service to cover any of the costs associated with his treatment.“Rory requires double hip surgeries in Boston Children’s Hospital which are going to cost €123,000. We are under a lot of pressure at the moment to try and provide Rory with the care he requires. “It’s been such a tough journey but Rory’s our world, he makes us smile day in, day out!“Bert Leslie along with his wife Anne and family have done more than we could have ever imagined for Rory.“Not only did they raise over €10,000 to help Rory with his wish to walk but they gave me strength and courage to continue at a time when I was feeling so low and tired.“They reminded me that people do care about my Rory and do want to see him succeed with his wish to walk.“They have guaranteed Rory a place in the neurological rehabilitation centre. This means more to us as a family than anyone can imagine. All we have ever wanted is the best for Rory. Words can’t describe just how we feel, it’s such a weight off our minds,” Shauna said. Bert and Anne run the family owned business SeaQuest Systems in Killybegs. Rory recently had a very special day with the family at the factory looking at the boats and machinery in production.The brave little boy also has a new best friend in little Hugh, Bert and Anne’s grandson. Rory got to meet another Rory – Ruaidhri Leslie, who so kindly shared his 40th birthday celebrations to help raise funds for our little Rory.Ruaidhri allowed his family and friends to post funny photos of him on Facebook in the build up to his big birthday, with SeaQuest making a donation for every like the photos received.Shauna said all the support has been fantastic: “Rory is returning to Boston Children’s hospital early next year and while we are anxious and a little worried we are so very thankful for the wonderful support.“Having a child with special needs brings can bring some very special people into your life and we just can’t thank the Leslies enough for all they have done to help our little boy Rory.”Rory was 8 months old when his parents were given the devastating news that he had cerebral palsy. They were told that he would never talk or walk.Rory is proving the medical experts wrong, he talks very well and his parents are doing their utmost to make their little boy’s wish to walk a reality.He is improving so much and still going in the right direction, Shauna says, and she couldn’t be prouder.“He is missing home at the moment and is looking forward to returning to Ireland in a few days time, he is looking forward to a trip to Belfast as he will be a guest of honor at his hero Carl Frampton’s upcoming fight on November 18th.”Rory and Carl FramptonRory’s parents aren’t in the least bit surprised that Rory is into boxing as he has been their little fighter from the day he was born.Shauna said: “It’s been a tough journey to get Rory this far. We have got the public to thank for helping us give Rory the opportunities he deserves.“He is working very hard in the neurological centre and has achieved so much in the short time he has been attending.“He is now fully toilet trained (considering we were told he would be in nappies for life, this is an amazing achievement), he is feeding himself, he is learning to sit correctly, learning to stand and most importantly learning to walk. Rory’s determined to walk!” Shauna said.If you would like to support Rory’s Wish to Walk, visit: www.rorygallagherswishtowalk.comFamily of brave little boy stunned by the support of caring Donegal fundraisers was last modified: November 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Rory Gallagherwish to walklast_img read more