In 2016, we granted Eoghan’s wish for a family break when we sent him and his family to the Hudson Bay Hotel Athlone. Mum Martina shared the experience with us:

"After Eoghan became ill, he spent a lot of time in hospital. This meant getting time together as a family became a lot more difficult, as time was spent divided between hospital and home. Time apart was very difficult especially for Eoghanie’s older sister Annie and younger brother Donncha, so Eoghanie’s wish was for a family holiday where we could all have some fun together.

We know that Eoghan loved water, so we spent time looking for a hotel in Ireland that had a heated pool. We must have spent time in that pool every single day. He was so well during the holiday and we had the best time exploring the local villages and even managed to get Eoghan out of his wheelchair and onto a boat for a trip along the river Shannon.

These are memories that we now cherish and we talk of that trip often. We will never be able to thank everyone at Make-A-Wish enough for the fun, laughter and hugs that we shared on that holiday - precious memories now, that we will all hold on to forever."

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