AFTER SAD DEATH OF LITTLE KATIE, MRS BROWN’S BOYS STAR DEMANDS GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

first_imgDanny, his wife and actress Amanda and little Katie 12 days agoACTOR Danny O’Carroll has called for Government help for families of children suffering from a rare illness following the funeral today of a little girl who he met just two weeks ago.Katie Rodgers, almost 3, was laid to rest after the Mass today on Arranmore. She died at Temple Street Hospital after a battle with Mitochondrial Disease.Said Danny: “She was a little princess and Amanda and I were shocked to hear of her death at the weekend. “It’s crazy to think I was with her just two weeks ago in Letterkenny and she took a bit of a shine to me and was hugging me and playing with me.“To look at her you wouldn’t think anything was wrong with her. These parents are essentially playing a waiting game and it’s not fair that there is not even hope for these families.“The Government says there is not enough children here with mitochondrial disease to build research centres but when I was there two weeks ago there was five or six, that was in Donegal alone.“How many kids do they need to have it before they take action?” Parents want more money to be invested into research.Gina Grant, a nurse whose own child as the illness, said of Katie: “She had a few seizure episodes on Thursday so her parents brought her to Temple Street for tests and she just never recovered.“It’s hard to think just a couple of weeks ago she was laughing and smiling. She was so healthy and fit, interacting.” AFTER SAD DEATH OF LITTLE KATIE, MRS BROWN’S BOYS STAR DEMANDS GOVERNMENT SUPPORT was last modified: December 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Amanda WoodsarranmoreDanny O’CarrollletterkennyMitochondrial Diseaselast_img read more

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