Watch Lorcan and Cathal’s moving Temple Street story


Temple Street Foundation releases the latest in their series of emotional ‘Living Proof’ videos highlighting the life-changing impact that donations have on sick children and their families

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Watch the latest in Temple Street Foundation’s series of moving patient video stories – featuring Marie and Jonathan O’Halloran family from Co. Cork and their twin boys Lorcan and Cathal.

In this short video, mum Marie and Dad Jonathan share their journey; from learning that they were expecting twins to the boys’ early arrival into the world at just 25 weeks and 2 days.

After a month-long fight, beautiful little Cathal sadly passed away. On the day that Cathal was laid to rest, his twin brother Lorcan was rushed to Temple Street for emergency surgery to treat a perforated bowel. After five long months in the gentle care of Temple Street’s doctors and nurses, Lorcan was finally strong enough to go home to his loving family in Co. Cork.

Lorcan and Cathal’s video is the latest in an on-going series of family stories that have been created to highlight the transformative impact that donations have on CHI at Temple Street and the children in its care.

Denise Fitzgerald says, “We are immensely grateful to Marie and Jonathan for their generosity and kindness in sharing their powerful story with us in this way. Every minute of every day in Temple Street, families are facing the worry and anxiety of having a seriously-ill child in hospital. And every day, these children and their families rely on the life-saving equipment and vital patient supports that are so kindly made possible by our wonderful supporters across the country”.

She adds, “When you support Temple Street you join the extraordinary circle of care that surrounds each sick child and is made up of our world class medical staff, dedicated families and our kind supporters.”

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