6 year old Doireann Martin, Cloonshanville, Frenchpark died on 3rd February 2017 (peacefully) at her home after a long illness, fought with great courage, to the intense grief of her parents Ivan and Tracy, sister Siofra, grandparents Kevin and Linda (Kiernan, Currian, Ballaghaderreen), Norah (Martin, Frenchpark), great-grandfather Paddy, plus uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends.
Ivan, Tracy and Siofra wish to extend heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to “A miracle for Doireann”. By doing so you made it possible for us to find and give Doireann a chance of treatment.
C & L Plex, Roscommon will play host to ‘The Singing Tree’ tomorrow (Friday, March 25th) in aid of ‘A Miracle for Doireann’. The charity was set up in order to raise funds for five-year-old Doireann Martin who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last November.
Doireann was diagnosed with DIPG, an inoperable brain tumour with no survival rate.
Radiation is the only treatment available in Ireland. Doireann undertook a course of radiation in December which shrunk the tumour and alleviated her symptoms. She is now is great form and it is hoped that the radiation will keep the tumour stable for a long time. Doctors had given her a prognosis of a median survival time of nine months.
Trials in CED technology, which was developed by Professor Gill in Bristol, infuses drugs into the brain by passing the blood brain barrier. This might be an option in the future, depending on scan results.
There are also immunotherapy trials that are underway and it is hoped that one of these experimental trials will find a cure. Money raised will help ease the financial burden of the family and make it possible to enjoy the time they have with Doireann and to do fun things she would like to do.
‘The Singing Tree’ is a live puppet show aimed at children of all ages and promises to provide great entertainment while also raising funds for this very worthy cause.
There will be performances at 5 pm and 7 pm in the conference room and C & L Plex and tickets are €3 per person.
To get your tickets call 090 6665333 or drop into C & L Plex in the Centre Point Retail Park, Roscommon.