Mar 8, 2012

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Presentation To Wexford General 2011

Two resuscitation trolleys were presented to Wexford General Hospital early in 2011 in memory of little sisters Aine and Aoife Kennedy.

Funding for the beds was raised at the annual Halloween Ball in Kenny’s Pint Depot in Carnew last October, and €3,300 was invested in the equipment which was badly needed in the ICU and St. Gabriel’s children’s ward. The beds were handed over by the girls’ parents Caroline and Matt.

Caroline said it was a proud moment for them, saying they hoped the equipment would help save another child’s life. They thanked the people of Wexford and Wicklow for their support.

Their next fundraiser is a concert in Enniscorthy on the first anniversary of Aine’s passing.

Aine Kennedy died suddenly on April 27, 2010, of suspected negative sepsis, at the age of five and a half.

“It’s amazing how just 36 hours can change your life for the worse, sitting in ICU in Wexford Hospital praying Aine would have enough strength to fight back whatever struck her down during the night in her sleep. She was safely transferred to Crumlin Children’s Hospital at 5 p.m. that evening and continued to fight. Even though she ran into complications, we never gave up, and prayed to her angel sister Aoife to help us, but instead she decided she was the one who was going to look after her little sister in Heaven.”

said Caroline.

Aine’s older sister Aoife was killed in a traffic accident in Carnew village on November 5, 2006.

“Our lives were blown apart again and our only consolation is that they are together happy skipping hand in hand as sisters reunited.”

said Caroline.

Aine attended the Autistic unit at St. Senan’s school in Enniscorthy.

“Her laughter and giggles filled the school and you heard Aine before you saw her. She was an extremely happy child that took life in her stride and her greatest love was for music.”

said Caroline.