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Sunderland AFC get behind Donate4Dáithí campaign as Ballymurphy youngster continues fight for new heart

Brave Belfast youngster Dáithí Mac Gabhann was given the VIP treatment as he visited Sunderland AFC at the weekend to watch them take on Leicester City. The three-year-old from Ballymurphy was invited as a special guest where he met club legends and was given the chance to bond with goal scorer Chris Maguire who paid him a visit after the final whistle. Full Story Here

Sunderland AFC: Brave Dáithí’s night to remember

Brave youngster Dáithí Mac Gabhann was special guest at the Stadium of Light earlier this week. The three-year-old was born with a condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which means that Dáithí was born with half a working heart and now requires a heart transplant. Full Story Here

Family urges DUP to back opt-out organ donation

The family of a two-year-old boy who needs a heart transplant are to meet with the DUP to urge the party to back an opt-out organ donation system for Northern Ireland. Full Story Here

Divis Mountain Turns Pink for Dáithí

West Belfast ‘superhero’ Dáithí Mac Gabhann and his parents Seph and Máirtín wrap up warm with others to walk Divis Mountain as part of Féile na Carriage. Full Story Here

West Belfast boy waiting on heart transplant wins Heart Hero award

West Belfast boy waiting on a heart transplant has won a top award in London over the weekend. Dáithí Mac Gabhann was born with congenital heart defect Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and has undergone major surgery but now needs a heart transplant. On Friday night was presented with the Mark Lynn Young Heart Hero award by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at a ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. Full Story Here

West Belfast three-year-old Dáithí Mac Gabhann wins ‘Hero Heart’ award in London

A west Belfast child who is awaiting a heart transplant after already enduring two open heart surgeries has won a ‘Heart Hero’ award in London. Full Story Here

Hundreds run west Belfast to raise awareness of organ donation

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City Hall in the ‘pink’ for Organ Donation week

BELFAST City Hall was illuminated pink on Monday night as part of Organ Donation week. The civic building was cast in colour following Sinn Féin Councillor’s Micheál Donnelly’s council motion calling for cross party support for a ‘Soft Opt-Out Organ Donation’ during the full monthly meeting. Full Story Here

Organ donation survey finds 69% in NI back ‘soft opt-out’ system

Backing the calls for the soft opt-out system is the family of Dáithí Mac Gabhann who needs a heart. Dáithí’s dad Máirtín MacGabhann said: “Dáithí was born with a congenital heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome which means he was essentially born with half a working heart. He has had numerous heart surgeries since he was born and now his only chance is a heart transplant. Full Story Here