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“It’s nice to give something back”

YEARS after the loss of his beloved daughter Claire, Jimmy Howard is still working to raise funds for Crumlin Hospital. A Killaloe man long based in Mallow, he was on the recent Siúl Sa Bhaile walk in North Clare, which has brought in around €10,000 for Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin. Jimmy first came into contact with Crumlin almost 19 years ago, when he suffered a terrible loss. “At Christmas 2001 our eight-year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia. She died the following week. She was diagnosed on December 19 and buried on St Stephen’s Day.” Claire had been unwell for a couple of months, but it took quite a long time for her to be diagnosed. “She had been sick around Halloween. They put her on antibiotics and she came around a bit. Next thing she got sick again and they put her on stronger ones. Coming towards the middle of December she was starting to go rapidly downhill, but she …

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