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The term ‘life-limiting’ is infused with sadness, worry and heartbreak. But most families who have children with a ‘life-limiting’ condition turn that diagnosis on its head. And if ever a couple embodied the inherent contradiction between what the words mean – and how a family copes – it's the Murphys.  Caoimhe Murphy Resized for web.jpg... Read More
When your child is first diagnosed, you bury your dreams and later you need to imagine new dreams. Because every man has a dream about his son – that he’ll play hurling for Limerick, rugby for Munster. That he or she will be a doctor, a musician, whatever you want your child to be. So you have to go – that’s not going to happen, so now I have to... Read More
Mary says that she had always associated respite with nursing homes and was very apprehensive but as they were introduced very gradually they eventually came around to the idea and went up to see the unit....The first time they went up Michael was terrified at the thought of being left on his own but because she was able to go with him and stay... Read More

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