Laura is well known and loved for her bright smile, sunny disposition and incredible work ethic. She is the Queen of multitasking running a busy home that she shares with her husband David and children: stepson Dylan, Thomas, Matthew and Sophie. Laura constantly champions other women. She is supportive of women in politics, public life and the home. She is active in her community in Dublin North West and well known for having the whole family out and about at community initiatives. Many will know that Laura cared for her mother Nora when she was diagnosed and later passed away from Dementia. Since then, Laura has become a very active advocate and engagement officer with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. She promotes positive mental health and support for family carers.
Laura and David were looking forward to welcoming baby no.5 to their family in June. Although baby Daniel arrived safe and well, Laura herself suffered complications in childbirth. Laura was in an induced coma for 2 weeks after Daniel's birth. Although her body is now strong and she can breath independently, she has suffered a significant brain injury. Due to the challenges of Covid-19, David can only visit Laura for one hour per day in ICU. He has taken leave from work to mind their children and baby Daniel at home.
Laura and David are the most beautiful people. Their positive outlook on life is admirable. No task too big, no stone left upturned. They have been wonderful friends to many. As a family, they go above and beyond to help others. Both of them always make themselves available to support others, assist with campaigns and volunteer at events. They do all of this, with small children at home and whilst working. We are hoping to repay them for their selflessness down through the years by now supporting them, as a family.
Right now, what the future holds for Laura, David and their family is unclear. It is clear, however, that we can raise some funds to help alleviate financial pressure on this family.
This is a young family, 5 children and a father who is above all else terrified for his wife. Anything you can give will be much appreciated.
Thank you for your support.
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- Barry Gillen
- Barry Gillen
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