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Danny’s First Steps

Danny Browne from Co. Roscommon was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia at two-years-of-age, a painful condition that affects Danny’s ability to stand and walk independently. Danny has been accepted for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) at St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri, which will give Danny the opportunity to walk unaided and significantly reduce his daily pain.

Danny’s parents set up the Danny’s First Steps Trust in order to help raise the funds for this procedure. On Wednesday 20th of February, pupils & staff wore odd shoes or odd socks to school and gave a donation to Danny’s First Steps Trust. Once the morning rain cleared, we headed off on a walk up the Ballinkill road. Well done and thank you to all pupils who donated so generously to Danny’s First Steps raising €271.40. We hope that Danny achieves his dream and we look forward to following his progress. Take a look at some photos of our day below.