Award winners and their families at the National Children of Courage Awards, run by the Share A Dream Foundation at the Radisson Blu Hotel Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22
RAHEEN girl Aine Ryan has received a National Children of Courage Award at the 13th Share a Dream Dream Ball in the Radisson Blu Hotel for her amazing courage and bravery.
The annual gala hosted by the Share A Dream Foundation is the only event of its kind in Europe. The Share a Dream Foundation works with thousands of children to help their dreams come true.
It was hosted by Limerick‘s own Muireann O’Connell of the TV3’s Six O’Clock Show with 2FM’s Will Leahy acting as Master of Ceremonies.
Eight very special children, who have shown unbelievable courage and determination in the face of illness, were selected from nominations from all over Ireland. All received awards on the night and The following morning they went to the Share a Dream Dreamland Fun Centre for the “Magic of Christmas” with Santa, Mrs Claus and all the Elves.
Shay Kinsella, founder of Share a Dream, said the event was important as the children involved deserve to be recognized for their bravery.
“Seriously ill and disabled children in Ireland deserve to be recognized and honoured for their absolute courage and determination to get as much quality of life as they can,” he said.
“The National Children of Courage Awards shows these children and their families that they are not forgotten about and there is light at the end of a very dark tunnel,” Mr Kinsella added.