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Father of west Belfast toddler joins calls for change in the law on organ donation

THE father of a west Belfast toddler has joined calls for a change in the law on organ donation, which he said would “help families like us”.  Full Story Here

“Words Save Lives” – let’s talk about organ donation

The Department of Health and the Public Health Agency are urging everyone to talk to their family and friends about organ donation during Organ Donation Week (2-8 September). The family of 3 year old Dáithí from Belfast, who is currently waiting on a new heart, have organised a number of events to help raise awareness. His father Máirtín Mac Gabhann said: “Dáithí has been on the routine transplant waiting list for over a year. In that time we have been trying our best to normalise the conversation around organ donation. Full Story Here

 

Belfast boxing stars hit the road for young heart transplant boy Dáithí Mac Gabhann

A number of top boxing stars including Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan will hit the road next month in support of a young West Belfast boy who is waiting on a heart transplant. The Gaeltacht Quarter 10km will take place on Sunday, September 8 and will end a week-long of events for Organ Donation Week 2019. The popular run – now in its fourth year – is being organised by Donate4Dáithí, a family run campaign for Ballymurphy youngster Dáithí Mac Gabhann (2) who is awaiting the gift of a new heart. Full Story Here

West Belfast toddler Dáithí Mac Gabhann rubs shoulders with boxing hero Michael Conlan

West Belfast toddler Dáithí Mac Gabhann, who has won the support of boxer Michael Conlan has choosen for his charity to support for his Feile an Phobail fight this weekend in Falls Park. Daithi in need of a heart transplant. Full Story Here

West Belfast boy who needs new heart to lead Féile an Phobail carnival parade

West Belfast boy in need of a new heart has been named Grand Marshall of the Féile an Phobail carnival parade. Toddler Dáithí Mac Gabhann was born with the extremely rare and life-threatening congenital heart defect Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He has been on the waiting list for a new heart for over a year, with his parents Máirtín and Seph campaigning hard to get more people to sign the donor register to increase their boy’s chances. Full Story Here

West Belfast ‘superhero’ Dáithí Mac Gabhann to lead annual Féile an Phobail carnival parade

LITTLE Dáithí Mac Gabhann has been chosen as carnival Grand Marshal for the annual Féile an Phobail parade.
Taking place on Saturday August 10, Dáithí (2) and his family and their ‘Is Deontóir Mé/Yes I Donate’ campaign are an official partner with the festival and will use this platform to further highlight organ donation. Full Story Here

Lace up for Dáithí on Divis Mountain this Sunday

THE call has gone out to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to lace up for the Black Mountain 5k/10k in aid of West Belfast’s Donate4Dáithí organ donation campaign. As part of Feile na gCloigíní Gorma, those taking part are asked to meet at 11am at Divis Mountain carpark where the event will set off, taking in the Trigonometry Point, Ridge Trail and Hatchet Field before finishing at Caulfields bar. Full Story Here 

It’s double delight for little Dáithí

THE family of little Dáithí Mac Gabhann are celebrating after learning that their son has made the shortlist for the annual British Heart Foundation’s Heart Hero awards. Full Story Here

West Belfast dad’s powerful message on organ donation

West Belfast dad has filmed a powerful video message on organ donation as his son marks nine months waiting for a heart transplant. Máirtín MacGabhann, whose son Dáithí is awaiting a heart transplant, created the film to urge families to talk about organ donation and raise awareness so more people sign up to the register. Dáithí, two, was born with the extremely rare and life-threatening congenital heart defect Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Watch Video Here

Daithí Óg Mac Gabhann ar cuairt speisialta go BPF!

Bhí muid dearg le grá ar na mallaibh nuair a tháinig Daithí Óg Mac Gabhann agus a dhaidí Mairtín Mac Gabhann ar cuairt chugainn i mBunscoil Phobal Feirste. Scéal Iomlán Anseo