Miriam checks out baby incubators
PATRON OF The Tania McCabe Foundation Miriam O'Callaghan was on hand last Wednesday to see how the money raised from the recent fundraising events has been spent on life-saving equipment.
Aidan McCabe and the McCabe family joined the glamourous broadcaster, Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and representatives of Our Lady of Lourdes hospital and Holles Street Maternity Hospital as Giraffe OmniBed Incubators used for babies born prematurely were handed over.
'We spoke to staff in both hospitals and asked them what equipment they most need, and they both wanted the same incubator,' says Philip, Aidan's father.
'We didn't want to just hand over the money, so we ordered the units, which will be ready for the wards very soon.'
The foundation was set up in memory of Tania who died tragically after giving birth to twins, one of the twins Zac also died.
Adam, the surviving twin, spent a considerable amount of time in the care at the Special Care Baby Unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and also at Holles Street Maternity Hospital.
To date the foundation has raised in excess of €100,000 following a number of events held in 2012 including Gale Force West, 5Alive Marathons, Boxing Night in Croke Park, Race Night in Westmanstown, Tractor Run in Clogherhead, Boyne 10k in Drogheda , Superintendents Raffle and other events.
Donations were also received from various groups and individuals.
'It is so great to see the benefits from all the fundraising come to reality,' adds Philp. 'Myself and Aidan, on behalf of the Foundation, would like to thank everyone involved who assisted in anyway in this fund raising.'