Fundraiser in the Lisdoo this Friday to help baby girl born with rare brain condition

Fundraiser in the Lisdoo this Friday to help baby girl born with rare brain condition

A fundraiser has been organised for this Friday night in the Lisdoo to help a seven week old baby girl who was born with her brain outside her skull receive the treatment she needs to live a normal life.

Jackie Flynn, from Dundalk, with her niece May Rose Gibney. She has organised a fundraiser for her in the Lisdoo this Friday

Baby May Rose Gibney, who was born on March 9th, suffers from the rare brain condition called Encephalocele, a form of Spina bifida, caused when neural tube – the structure that forms the brain and the spinal cord – does not close properly.

Now her mum Analee Gibney, 24, from Armagh is trying to fundraise to take May Rose to Boston to see a specialist who may be able to treat her condition.

It is hoped he can give May Rose hope after doctors in the North told Analee that her child would be born stillborn when the condition was first recognised 20 weeks into her pregnancy.

The local fundraiser in the Lisdoo has been organised by Annalee’s Dundalk-based aunt Jackie Flynn. On the night there will be shave, wax or dye events, a DJ and disco and finger food.

Tickets, priced €10 each, are available from the Lisdoo or News & Deli on Park Street. You can also contact Jackie on 089 4075998 or Donna on 086 8708182.

To date £4,390 of their £10,000 target has been raised via GoFundMe. You can also lend your support here.

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