‘Women’s Mini Marathon’ for Emmett

When Emmett was 6 weeks old he was diagnosed with tumours on both eyes. He lost his left eye due to the most dangerous tumour. He spent 9 months travelling to Switzerland for treatment. Emmett was in remission when his family reached out to us. At that stage they did not know how much sight he had in his right eye. The plan was to get a new prosthesis for the left eye and down the line an implant for the right.

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That day we ran, walked and some of us even crawled the ‘women’s mini marathon’, 10k in Dublin. That would not be such a challenge for the fit and active but it was definitely a challenge for those not in that category. Another beautiful Irish summer day (rain, rain, rain) but that did not deter this group who set out to raise funds for Emmet now aged 2. Variety was proud to help him and his family and can report that in July this year he had surgery, has recovered well.

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