Friday 24 November 2017

Large crowd turn out in support of Darragh

Ger, Darragh and Luke Power
Ger, Darragh and Luke Power

OVER 60 people participated in a fundraising walk in Ballycullane for new Cystic Fibrosis (CF) isolation units at University Hospital Waterford, where local boy Darragh Power receives treatment for CF.

Darragh (10) was diagnosed with the condition aged four and a half months and has had a difficult year having to attend hospital regularly.

Darragh from St Martin's Park, Ballycullane has suffered from CF since he was born and is currently getting treatment in Dublin as his condition has worsened in recent weeks.

The Ballycullane NS pupil has to attend hospital regularly with his condition to get oxygen.

The son of Jacinta and John suffers from CF which is a chronic disease of the lungs and the digestive system.

Jacinta said: 'It went a lot better than we expected; there was a big turn out and we left Power's pub in Ballycullane and did a 10 km loop of the town.'

A cabaret night is being held at Power's pub, Ballycullane on Saturday, July 26 also in aid of the new CF isolation units at University Hospital Waterford.

Ms Power said: 'I would like to thank all the village for supporting us. Darragh is home from hospital now and is keeping well.'

New Ross Standard

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