Family Stories

Our families open up

Over the past 10 years Cliona's Foundation has been able to support over 400 families across Ireland. All of these families are coping with a child ...

Kellie Sweeney Shares her story

Recently  one one  the families we were able to support shared their story on local radio. In a very emotional interview Kellie Sweeney spoke so ...

Heartfelt Family Thank You

Over 2 weeks ago we were able to send out cheques to 15 families to help with the non medical costs of looking after their child. We are always delighted ...

Family Story – Little Fionn Barry

We were privileged to have been able to help the parents of little Fionn Barry . Fionn is 2 1/2 years old but has spent most of his short life in ...

Baby Shannon’s family share their story

Cliona’s Foundation are  always delighted to hear back from families we have supported on the importance of our assistance to them but also to ...

Family Thank You Letter

We recently shared with you that we had sent out cheques to 11 Families and we now want to share with you the impact this support had on one of those ...

The Forsyth Family and Baby Lorna

  We are sharing with you the story of the Forsyth Family and beautiful Baby Lorna, who was born with Metabolic Condition (MMA) ...

Our Families : Tracy and Brendan McGinnis

We want to share with you a piece on one of the families we have been able to help and we thank them  for sharing their story with us. The McGinnis ...

Beautiful Sarah Crowe

Beautiful Sarah Crowe (12 years) from Kilfinane, Co. Limerick died at lunchtime today (22/03/2016) after a hard fought battle with Alpers Disease. Sarah ...

The Luptakova Family

We received this lovely letter and photos from the Luptakova family last week. We were able to provide them with financial assistance earlier in the year ...

Miriam O’Callaghan & Our Families Celebrate Universal Children’s Day

Today is Universal Children’s Day, a day to celebrate and recognise the right of every child to have a happy childhood. [gallery type="rectangular" ...

Pauline and Eoghan Drop Into Cliona’s Foundation

It was so great to have Pauline and Eoghan drop into the office to us and especially to see how well Eoghan is doing, he had us entertained the whole time ...

Thank You For Your Continued Support

“There are exceptional demands placed financially on families with children with serious illness, possibly terminal and they affect how they can ...

Letter From Farrah’s Family

Cliona's Foundation received another fantastic letter from a family this week who explained just how much it meant to them to receive support from ...

Letter from Family Helped by Cliona’s Foundtion

Cliona’s Foundation received this piece from a family that we have been able to help, their story shows not only how emotionally difficult it is to find ...

OUR FAMILIES: Eva and Isobel’s Story

Cliona's Foundation received the following piece from one of the families that we have helped, we are so grateful to them for sharing their story ...

Our Families: Message From A Family We’ve Supported

This morning Cliona's Foundation received the following email from a family that we supported last week. We think that this email just shows how much it ...

Our Families: Ava

    This is the beautiful Ava. Cliona's Foundation were able to help Ava and her family recently so that they could buy some ...

Our Families: Jayden Going Home For The First Time

        Some absolutely fantastic news this morning, 6 long months later and this small lil' fighter is in Limerick ...

Our Families: Update on Jayden’s Story

  We wanted to let you know that Jayden continues to do well after his surgery, he is a real little fighter. Fingers crossed that he doesn't ...

Our Families: Conall

This is baby Conall, Cliona's Foundation were able to help out Conall's family in the last few weeks and were so delighted to receive this wonderful ...

Our Families: Jessie

In the past few weeks we are been able to provide funding for number of families, we were so delighted to get an email with the following pictures of ...

Our Families: Eoghan

Eoghan was born 8 weeks premature and has problems with his respiratory system since. Eoghan has spent a lot of his life in and out of hospital but as ...

Jayden’s Story

  Jayden was born on the 16th of September with a condition called CDH, this condition means that Jayden's abdominal organs were pushing up ...

Conor Ryan 10/10/11 – 14/01/14

Conor was born a little fighter from the very start coming into this world 10 weeks early with Hydrocephalus. He spent 102 days in hospital between the ...

Sarah Crowe

What’s wonderful is that someone thinks of your child’. ‘’Had somebody beaten me up, it wouldn’t have been as bad as this’’. That’s how ...

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