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How your GAA shirts can help a little girl with leukemia | Roisín Price

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

13:23 18 Nov 2020

Newstalk's Jess Kelly joined OTB AM this morning to update us on how a little girl suffering from leukemia has been inundated with GAA jerseys.

Roisín Price was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at three years old.

She is a huge GAA fan and her family put a call out to GAA clubs and counties for shirts for Roisín to cheer her up during brutal rounds of therapy.

There has been all manner of shirts sent in - including signed club and county shirts - to help raise her spirits during her time in hospital, and some for her older sister, Ava.

Her family has set up GoFundMe page to help raise money for her treatment.

Roisín Price

Roisín has been suffering from her illness since she was three years old - her family said the following in relation to her battle with cancer.

"Roisín Price was born healthy and lively. From the moment she entered our world, she had a bright smile on her face and was always up to divilment. No one in her family could predict the struggles she would later face in life.

"At three years old, Roisín’s health declined rapidly. After constant visits to the doctor over a number of weeks with no signs of improvement, her worried mother had enough. Cora tucked a weak Roisín into her arms and went straight to Clonmel Hospital.

"That very day in February 2015, Roisín was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).

"She immediately started chemotherapy and her life became a blur of constant visits to Clonmel and Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin. Roisín received chemotherapy for 2.5 years, during which she had regular visits from her big sister, Ava.

"Roisín finally completed her treatment in July 2017. And in August 2017 Roisín was finally able to live her childhood by starting Junior Infants. She had a fantastic year, making great progress educationally and socially."


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