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Tuesday 22 July 2014

'I'm so grateful - they saved my daughter's life'

Padraig BYRNE

Published 29/04/2014|05:24

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The mother of a six-year-old girl who suffered a stroke last year will take to the streets in a bid to raise funds for Temple Street Children's Hospital as she takes part in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon.

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The mother of a six-year-old girl who suffered a stroke last year will take to the streets in a bid to raise funds for Temple Street Children's Hospital as she takes part in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon.

Amber Lily O'Rourke had a stroke before Christmas and left doctors puzzled by her condition. She has been under the care of the staff of Temple Street ever since and now mum Elaine is hoping to repay some of their hard work by raising funds through the Mini Marathon.

Elaine currently has a team of about 20 ladies taking part and she is hoping that more women from across Carlow will come out and raise money for this wonderful cause which has played such a massive role in both her and her daughter's lives.

'This 10km event is a great and simple way to get fit and be part of the life-saving team at Temple Street,' said Elaine. 'I'm doing the Mini Marathon to raise money for the hospital that saved my daughter's life and I'm asking ladies from all over Carlow to join me in this challenge.'

The hospital aims to get a team of 1,500 women together to raise €100,000 to help fund equipment such as anaesthetic machines for use in vital procedures.

To join Temple Street's Flora Women's Mini Marathon team, register at www.womensminimarathon.ie and call Temple Street on 01 8784344 or visit www.templestreet.ie to sign up to 'Team Temple Street' and receive your free challenge pack.

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