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£1,155raised of £500 target by 92 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,155 to to buy a wristband for Ríoghnach that is able to detect epileptic seizures.

    Location
    County Down
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    Funded on Thursday, 5th October 2017

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    As our beautiful daughter Rioghnach should have been enjoying her last few days of the summer holidays before starting P2, she was instead spending a few days in the Royal Children's Hospital in Belfast after taking a seizure at home and another one the following morning in the hospital.

    On the Friday she was brought for a CT scan and then started on anti-epileptic medication. Aidan and my hearts sunk, we couldn't believe it, our baby girl one week had climbed to the summit of Slieve Donard for Charity and the following week, with no warning was lying in hospital after being diagnosed with epilepsy. It came out of the blue and was a massive shock to us, we are all new to this but we know we will all get there together because that is what we do. We know lots of people live with epilepsy and live a great life. We are just at the stage of understanding the diagnosis and learning about it. She is a strong girl, she is determined and strong headed. I know it will be Rioghnach, her cheeky smile and her sarcastic quips, that will keep us all positive.

    We are wanting to make things as normal as possible for Rioghnach and her independence (and our peace of mind) is a major step towards doing that.

    We are hoping to raise money through a raffle to buy a wearable wrist device that lets us as parents know if she is having a seizure while sleeping or out in the garden playing with her friends or even simply in the room next door to the one we are in. The wristband will allow us to be aware of what is happening and to have the reassurance that if she has a seizure we will know without us having to take away her independence.

    In order to raise the money we are raffling off a hand painted display guitar of Ed Sheeran. It is £5 an entry and the winner will be announced on 30th September.

    If we surpass what we need the rest of the money raised will be split between Epilepsy Action NI and Helping Hand - The Charity to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

    Thank you,

    Déarbhla & Aidan

    Déarbhla and Aidan

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    • Aidan Sloan6 months ago
      Aidan Sloan

      Aidan Sloan

      6 months ago

      Thank you so much to everyone for your very kind donations! Don't forget all money raised that is above the cost of the wristband will be split between the two charities!! Good luck for the raffle! Thank you, Déarbhla

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    • Aidan Sloan6 months ago
      Aidan Sloan

      Aidan Sloan

      6 months ago

      £5 per entry and this is the winners prize!!

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      6 months ago

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    6 months ago

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    Supporters

    92

    • Clare Ferguson

      Clare Ferguson

      Sep 30, 2017

      £10.00

    • Mark Fitzsimmons

      Mark Fitzsimmons

      Sep 30, 2017

      Offline donation

      £40.00

    • Liam McMulkin

      Liam McMulkin

      Sep 29, 2017

      Best wishes to you all

      £10.00

    • Janis Scallon

      Janis Scallon

      Sep 29, 2017

      Thinking of you allxxx

    • Kevin Maguire

      Kevin Maguire

      Sep 29, 2017

      £10.00

    • Claire Connolly

      Claire Connolly

      Sep 27, 2017

      Such a wonderful Girl! ❤️

      £10.00

    • Geraldine Connolly

      Geraldine Connolly

      Sep 18, 2017

      £5.00

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