Thursday 23 November 2017

Kickstart for life-saving fundraiser

Louise Hogan

Louise Hogan

A WOMAN devastated by the loss of her twin brother to sudden adult death syndrome (SADS) has embarked on a major fundraising venture to help save other lives.

Niamh Cloak (37) lost her football-mad twin Ger suddenly at the age of 27 when he dropped dead minutes after leaving a doctor's office. Ms Cloak said their shocked family have since learned that the undetected heart defect could have been picked up by specific tests.

Ms Cloak – along with her twin Ger's many friends at St John Bosco Football Club in Drimnagh, Dublin, – organised a penalty competition with FAI chief John Delaney at the Iveagh Grounds on Crumlin Road on Saturday to raise money and highlight the vital screening work carried out by CRY.

For more information log onto www.cry.ie

Irish Independent

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