Muff girl shines as Kerry captain visits her in Crumlin

PAGE 6 Caraiosa Grant

‘Caraiosa is one of many local kids undergoing cancer treatment’

A YOUNG Inishowen cancer patient got to do what thousands of others Donegal people wanted to do this week – she got her hands her on the Sam Maguire.

Three-year-old Muff girl Caraiosa Grant was undergoing routine chemotherapy treatment in Crumlin Hospital in Dublin on Monday morning when the All-Ireland Champions, Kerry, visited with the Sam Maguire cup.

Caraiosa and the dozens of other young cancer patients who were undergoing treatment in the Dublin based hospital lit up when the Kerry players walked into their ward on Monday.

Caraiosa’s mum Ethel Grant said the team were ‘really generous with their time’, making sure that all the young patients got their chance to see the famous trophy.

“They really cheered up the place,” said mum Ethel. “They were so generous with their time and Caraiosa’s four brothers and sisters all got to spend time with them.

“There were children from all over the country, including Donegal, who were in the hospital that day and the players helped to brighten up the place.”

Caraiosa, the young daughter of Cathal and Ethel Grant from Ardmore, Muff, was diagnosed with leukaemia last November and has been undergoing chemotherapy in St. John’s Ward in Crumlin for the past while.

“Caraiosa is doing very well thank god,” said Ethel. “St. John’s is a fantastic facility – it is the only oncology paediatric ward in the country. Unfortunately Caraiosa is one of many many children who are suffering from cancer in Ireland.”

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