Heros

Jimmie Quail

By his Mam Louise  In March 2019, my son Jimmie, who was three at the time, was diagnosed with a 7cm Rhabdomyosarcoma in his left cheek. For the previous six months, we’d been banging our heads against a wall trying to figure out what was going on with him.    ...

Tessa Garry

By her Dad Mark   Tessa was born in 2017, the youngest of four, and she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma 14 months later, just after Christmas 2018. She had a tumour in her central nervous system and it had metastasised behind her eye, which is how we knew that...

Patrick O’Neill

By his Mum Eavann   A month before his 4th birthday, Patrick was very pale and tired. He had bruising and swollen lymph nodes in his neck and our GP was so concerned, he advised us to go to Crumlin for bloods as soon as possible. We were due to attend an...

Karl Corcoran

Just a little over 2 years ago, on the 4th of January 2021, I was diagnosed with High Grade B-Cell Lymphoma. This diagnosis was actually a year coming, I had been misdiagnosed during the year previous as blood tests and x rays didn’t show up anything.    In...

Aoife McQuillan

Our beautiful little girl Aoife was born in 2017 at 27 weeks weighing less than 1kg. We spent the first ten weeks of Aoife's life in the Coombe Hospital NICU watching our little girl grow and overcome many battles before she was big and strong enough to come home....

Aoife Keogh

Cancer treatment has given my straight-haired daughter curly hair. When she started on it, her hair was straight but growing curly so it was curly at the top and straight at the bottom. Now that she’s off it, it’s the opposite, it’s growing back straight but still...

Jack Donaghey

When Jack was four, I noticed some lumps on his neck and the bottom of his hair line. I took him to the GP, who thought it was lymph nodes and we were swollen and we were told it was common. After another few weeks I returned, only to be told the same. To me, Jack’s...

April Banks

April started a bucket list when she first relapsed. It’s a long list and getting onto the Late Late Toy Show has been on it since the beginning. She’s so excited for Friday night – we all are. She has her clothes picked out and we are arguing over who goes with her,...

Cillian Condon

In 2018, when he was seven, Cillian had a cold for a while. He had lost weight, but we thought that was because he was more active and had been playing in the snow. We blamed his cold on the snow too. A few weeks later, he had stopped eating, saying he felt something...

Nikki Bradley

I feel like my life started in 2013. That’s when my outlook changed completely. I set up an awareness campaign called Fighting Fit For Ewing’s and started taking on physical challenges, which were so important to my rehabilitation.   Over the next few years, I...

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