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Kinvara rallies around fighter Ché

Kinvara recently hosted a family fun day to raise money for ‘Che Kinvara’. Sonja Luan Devine tells The Clare Champion about her son Che, community spirit and the importance of school. Che O’Grady is 11 years old. He loves stories. He loves DVDs. He loves school. Che also suffers from Cerebral Palsy. He is non verbal and has difficulties swallowing. Last week he returned to school after the summer holidays. Walking through the gates, Che found the piece of his life that had been missing since the end of June. “Every Summer my child progressively falls apart from the lack of routine and the lack of seeing his friends. Children with intellectual disabilities need routine to feel a sense of security. He is happy in a routine and when he loses that he slowly falls apart. He can have a meltdown. He sometimes flings himself on the ground and screams and shouts. In Lidl he does full circles of the …

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