IN A huge act of kindness, Enniskillen’s Mark McGoldrick presented 13 televisions to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
The fifteen year old has been attending the hospital since the young age of two and a half, and along with the help of his parents, he donated the TVs to say thanks to all the staff for the excellent care he has received over the years.
Mark, a student at St Michael’s College, suffers from several medical problems, impacting his spine, bladder and bones.
“We have been attending the hospital since he was two and a half, and we have received amazing care. The staff have been absolutely outstanding when treating Mark.
Unfortunately, Mark is coming to the age that within the next year or two he will be moving to adult services, and he wanted to give something back to those who have helped him. There were very few TVs in the wards so he thought he should try and do something about it.
We toyed with the idea, before contacting local businesses in the area, and they were so supportive and generous,” said proud mother, Lorraine McGoldrick.
On Sunday afternoon, Mark delivered the TV’s with built in DVD players, and numerous DVDs to delighted staff and patients at the hospital.
“Everyone at the hospital were amazed, and delighted with the TV’s. A lot of the staff have helped Mark over the years so he has a good relationship with them and they could not believe it.
If it was not for the kindness of all the businesses who donated the TVs, this would not have been possible, so we are very grateful to all of the people who donated the TVs and DVDs to us.
When we were leaving the hospital on Monday, they were trying to get them installed, so they are a very welcome gift,” explained Lorraine.
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