Charlotte helps her cousin Clodagh
Published 06/05/2014 | 05:42
Maggie May's Bar held a successful event to raise funds for little Clodagh Daly's cancer treatment in the US.
The toddler's cousin, Charlotte Moloney, who works at Eishtec in Drinagh, organised the event , with work colleague Ciaran Doyle. More than 150 of her co-workers gave generously through ticket sales, a raffle and donations. Clodagh's mother and grandmother both attended the event.
Little Clodagh, just 18 months old, is now attending Crumlin Children's Hospital for multi-phase cancer therapy but is due to return to Helen De Vos Childrens Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in June. She first flew to the US hospital two months ago, for eleven days of treatment there.
When she is not in hospital, Clodagh lives in Portlaoise, with her parents, Tammy and John, and she also has an older brother Ben, who is 11. Born on October 31 in 2012, Clodagh was diagnosed at just five weeks of age with a type of cancer called stage 4 Neuroblastoma, which only affects children under five years of age.
The toddler's Wexford-based cousin Charlotte said that due to the peculiarities of Clodagh's individual case, there is a 70% chance of relapse. For further information or to donate, see 'The Clodagh Daly Trust' on Facebook.