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Thursday 23 October 2014

Medal of bravery for toddler Gavin

MARY FOGARTY

Published 05/12/2012 | 09:14

Conor Glynn, Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor, John Glynn with Gavin, Jane and Lucy at the 'Aoibhheann's Pink Tie' Christmas Party last Sunday, in aid of families affected by cancer.

TODDLER Gavin Glynn was presented with a medal for bravery by fellow-medallist Katie Taylor in Dunboyne last weekend.

The boxing star was at the 'Aoibheann's Pink Tie' Christmas party last Sunday. The charity helps the families of children with cancer and was set up by Jimmy and Anne Marie Norman after their daughter Aoibheann (8) died of cancer.

Katie met children and their families from Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin at the party in Meath.

' This is a brilliant cause,' said Katie. ' They are helping the families, as well as the kids with cancer. I think sometimes the families can be forgotten about. When the children have cancer their families are affected as well.' She added that it was a pleasure to be there ' in the middle of all these amazing kids.'

Little Gavin (2) from Kilcoole suffers from a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. He was diagnosed over a year ago and is responding well to treatment. His parents John and Jane and brother & sister Conor and Lucy are right with him in his battle.

'We all had an amazing day at the Aoibheann's Pink Tie Christmas party,' they said.

Six families from St. John's Ward got to meet Katie, and all the kids from the ward received a gold medal. 'She is so nice and was brilliant with all the kids. They were all so excited to see and meet her.'

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