Heros

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...

Ella Hewitt

If you met Ella today you would have no idea what she has been through. She loves to play with her friends and her big brother Jacob. She loves cycling, movies and art and swimming. Ella couldn’t swim for more than three years during her treatment, so this is a huge...

Michael Murphy

Michael was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), a cancer of the blood, in October 2019, when he was four. At the start it was so hard for people to understand why we were so particular about them not coming over if they had a sniffle, but since Covid,...

Aoife O Brien, 28

21 years ago at the age of 7, my family and I were given the devastating news that I had cancer, a malignant cancer of the bone marrow known as Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. After an initial six months of gruelling chemotherapy, I went into remission.   Unfortunately,...

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