Little Luna 5k

2 Sep 2018 @ 12:00 AM - 2 Sep 2018 @ 1:00 AM The Back Avenue, Cleveragh, Sligo, Ireland

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Event description

On the 13th of February 2018, our beautiful little girl Luna stopped breathing and required immediate CPR to keep her heart pumping and oxygen to her brain. The emergency services were outstanding on this day, providing exceptional care for our daughter. When transferred to Temple Street Hospital, many of the medical team from Sligo General Neonatal travelled with Luna to Dublin to ensure she would not be at risk during the journey. When we arrived in Temple Street Hospital the medics were outstanding. However we found ourselves in Dublin City with no place to stay. We were offered a helping hand by the founders of Hugh’s House. This house provided us with accommodation and somewhere to stay for the duration of Luna’s stay in hospital. Following a week or so in Temple Street, Luna had decompression surgery on her Foramen Magnum. The support we received from the hospital, medics and The Little People Ireland community was nothing short of amazing. Thankfully, Luna has made a full recovery. We feel truly blessed to have crossed paths with such amazing people on what was our darkest days. As a token of our appreciation, we will be holding a 5k run event on Sunday 2nd September to fundraise and give back to the key organisations & foundations that helped us during this time. These include; Sligo General Neonatal, Little People Ireland and Hugh’s House. All of these organisations need a lot of funding but they depend greatly on voluntary contributions.