Little Cathal's tragic story could save countless lives

Cathal Martin's parents are fighting so that blood tests for newborns identify more deadly diseases, writes Alan O'Keeffe

APPEAL: Lynda and Les Martin with children, Cathal (5), Holly (6) and Ciaran (3), and family dog Biscuit. Photo: Frank McGrath

Alan O'Keeffe

Cathal Martin is just five years old and he has not long to live. But despite a deeply saddening future, his parents Les and Lynda believe he has one valuable mission to complete before he dies.