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It’s Donal’s Birthday!

Date: April 6, 2014 Author: OWNER Categories: Donal's Mom's Blog 1

My little boy isn’t little anymore!

It is Donal’s 7th Birthday today and he is delighted. We have had a whole week at home and have been planning a little Lego themed party. I have even baked a cake and decorated it as a Lego brick, with a lot of help from James, Donal’s 12 year old brother. It has been just great spending the week doing ordinary children things, planning birthdays, walking the dog, and planting a apple tree in the garden. And Donal is on brilliant form, loads of energy, great appetite, playing April 1st pranks on us. You would really never guess Donal had cancer at all.

Back in Nov/Dec 2013, we would never have dared to even think about Donal getting to his birthday. Like ever big occasion, there is still a little voice in the back of your head that wonders how many more birthdays will there be. With every picture you take of him, you can’t help but wondering will you be looking back on this with tears in your eyes. I suppose that is the reality of having a child with a life threatening illness. But it does get a little easier as we see Donal get stronger. Sometimes you even forget yourself, but then it hits you like a brick all over again.

We know these are the days to enjoy as we are back in hospital this week. Another operation on Tuesday to harvest more stem cells and then he starts the Bone Marrow Transplant on the 13th April. It will be a rough 6/7 weeks ahead and Donal will need all that strength and energy to get through it.

I would like to say thank you to everyone for your great support so far and kind messages, they mean a lot to us. Please keep supporting us over the next few difficult weeks, keep spreading the word about Donal and his little book as we are determined to make it a success for him, to give him something to be really proud of during this terrible time.

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1 Comments: "It’s Donal’s Birthday!"

  1. Published by: Deb Kilgallon Date: April 6, 2014

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    Happy Birthday Donal!
    love, the Kilgallons (Eoin’s family)

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