Shine a light for Abbey: Appeal to support youngster in critical care

Shine a light for Abbey: Appeal to support youngster in critical care
Abbey McGeough at home in Dublin Hill, Cork in 2013. Picture Dan Linehan

The public is being urged to show their support for a young girl in critical care at Cork University Hospital by lighting a candle at 8pm tonight.

Twelve-year-old Abbey McGeough, suffers from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy and has undergone many operations and overcome many obstacles in her young life.

Abbey McGeough with her mum Leslie Ann, Grandparents Phil and Abina and Aunt Elizabeth at their home in Dublin Hill, Cork in 2013. Picture Dan Linehan
Abbey McGeough with her mum Leslie Ann, Grandparents Phil and Abina and Aunt Elizabeth at their home in Dublin Hill, Cork in 2013. Picture Dan Linehan

Posting on Twitter Paramedic with the National Ambulance Service Ger O’Dea said: “Not many Cork folk have not been touched by this beautiful young lady Abbey and her journey. She is unwell & is now critical with her family by her side in ICU in CUH. To show support for Abbey, We are asking people to light a candle at 8pm tonight.” 

The cerebral palsy sufferer previously underwent several hours of surgery at St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri that enabled her to walk using a mobility aid.

Abbey’s mother Leslieann fundraised €60,000 for her operation which took place in November 2014.

To get involved, post a picture of your candle on social media with the hashtag #lightitupforAbi.

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