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Aine Ryan to be recognised for her courageous fight against brain tumour

Aine Ryan battled through a brain tumour with a smile and now the Share a Dream Foundation will recognise this brave heart for her courage at the thirteenth annual Dream Ball and National Children of Courage Awards taking place on Saturday, November 24.

Aine Ryan to be recognised for her courageous fight against brain tumour

Aine Ryan a high spirited and brave-hearted 11-year-old girl will be one of the eight children to receive recognition for her immense courage.

The National Children of Courage Awards organised by the Share a Dream Foundation recognises the undying courage in young hearts battling a serious illness.

Last year, Aine, who is from Raheen was diagnosed with a brain tumour which led her to a seven-hour long operation to remove the tumour at Beaumont Hospital Dublin.

Aine inspires everyone around her with her bravery, the young girl’s mother Patricia, is blessed and proud to have a daughter who went through this trauma with a smile on her face.

Following extensive rehabilitation and radiotherapy Aine Ryan is currently being home-schooled while she undergoes rehab at St Gabriels.

Limerick hurlers Declan Hannon and Graeme Mulcahy paid the young heart a visit. Meeting her idols was a dream come true for the young girl.

Being recognised and appreciated for her courage at the award ceremony has made Aine extremely thankful and happy.

Shay Kinsella, Founder of the Share a Dream Foundation, told the Limerick Leader, “Seriously ill and disabled children in Ireland deserve to be recognised and honoured for their absolute courage and determination to get as much quality of life as they can.

“The National Children of Courage Awards shows these children and their families that they are not forgotten about, and there is light at the end of a very dark tunnel.”

The Gala evening marking the thirteenth annual Dream Ball and National Children of Courage Awards will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Ennis Road, on Saturday, November 24. Tickets are still available.

For more information on The National Children of Courage Awards go here

For more stories on the Share a Dream Foundation go here 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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