A TEAM of Limerick Gardaí and Garda staff will be taking part in the Great Limerick Run on May 3 to raise funds for a special young colleague.
Noah Quish, a three-year-old boy from Monaleen, was made an honorary member of An Garda Síochána last year through the Little Blue Heroes Foundation.
The brave little Garda has already endured numerous surgeries and has complex medical needs.
Up to 50 runners will be raising funds for Noah and his family to help with medical bills, as his garda buddies will be joined by a number of his family members and friends.
Noah has been diagnosed with severe obstructive Laryngomalacia, a blockage of the airways, as well as severe sleep apnoea.
An MRI scan last year revealed he had Chiari Malformation on his brain – a condition where brain tissue extends to the spinal canal.
Noah also has scoliosis, and has recently had a full body cast fitted.
Garda Martin Hennessy has set up a GoFundMe account and is appealing to the public for donations to help ensure that Noah and his family get all the support that they need for his long term care.
He explained: “Noah continues to need long term care as his conditions are lifelong. This year is very busy for Noah and his family with hospital trips and admissions as he needs surgery and has recently had a body cast fitted.
“He has also been assessed for a special buggy to suit his needs and his family need to make changes to suit Noah’s needs and help his recovery. He requires a lot of therapy and intervention. His medical folder gets bigger with every visit as he always gets a new diagnosis.”
To make a donation, go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/limerickrunfornoah.
by Kathy Masterson