Monday, April 27, 2015

Punchestown race helps Aimee Louise

This is Aimee Louise Fenton from Midleton in County Cork, and she is with a number of those who will be riding in next Saturday's Punchestown Kidney Research Fund Charity Race at Punchestown, writes Brian Byrne.

They are Charlie Coonan, Ruth Murphy, Glen Norris ... and last year's winner Paul Fahey.

Aimee Louise is 12, and has been on dialysis for much of her life from within a week of being born. For some years she had a successful kidney transplant, but that failed three years ago, and she is currently awaiting the results of tests for a living donor kidney from a relative.

She travels up to Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin three times a week for dialysis. The Charity Race inaugurated by Kilcullen's James Nolan 26 years ago is helping Laura and other children with acute kidney problems like her.

Read how in tomorrow's Kildare Nationalist, and do support the race with sponsorship if you can.