“We were bringing her home to live, not to die”
This is the headline of today’s article in the Irish Times by Sheila Wayman featuring a Jack & Jill family down in Co Wexford. As well as showcasing an emotional and powerful story of what day-to-day life for such a family really means, the article also marks the decision made by the Jack & Jill Foundation to extend the End-of-Life Care Service to all babies under four years of age with any condition.
|‘WE WERE BRINGING HER HOME TO LIVE, NOT TO DIE’
Jack & Jill extends its end-of-life care service to children under four with any condition. by Sheila Wayman
The wooden bookcase is full of birth mementos, including a snap of an antenatal 3D scan, a bracelet, pair of little bootees, christening candle and a big white teddy that is surprisingly heavy to lift because it was made to a baby’s weight (…) They are silent testimony to the seventh member of this Co Wexford household, Muireann Shionagh Dunne…
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Sheila for supporting our effort on raising awareness to everyone in Ireland about the ‘Home Care’ services for children available, to Mandy and Tom for sharing their story and to all Jack & Jill nurses who are doing a fantastic job in every corner of the country and help families such as Muireann’s!!!
See more information on the Jack & Jill service:
JACK & JILL Guide to services 2014