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08th Jan 2024

Dublin stabbing victim will have to relearn everything, mother reveals

Kat O'Connor

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The young girl attacked in the Dublin stabbing has been making progress.

The mother of a five-year-old girl who was stabbed in the Parnell Square attack in Dublin has shared an update.

Her mum thanked the public for their support during what has been a harrowing time for their family.

The girl’s mum confirmed she was moved out of ICU, but has to relearn everything because of her injury.

She explained that the girl has now entered the third phase of her recovery.

In an update on GoFundMe, the mum said, “Hi everyone, our darling girl has now entered the 3rd phase of her recovery.

“This will be the longest as she will relearn everything as a result of her injury.

“She has done really well thus far and the medical team is very happy with her improvement.

She added, “Once again, she is so strong and we are proud to be by her side supporting her, guiding her, and, above all, loving her every step of the way.”

Just after Christmas, the girl’s mum confirmed she was moved out of the PICU and into a ward.

She was hospitalised after a man attacked three children and a care worker on November 23rd.

The victims of the Parnell Square attack were all rushed to hospital, but two of the three children were released a short time later.

However, the five-year-old girl was admitted to the PICU following the attack.

The young girl’s mum said they’re incredibly proud of their daughter.

“Our angel has been out of the PICU for two weeks now. She is more alert and even smiled. We still have a long time still in hospital, but she is out of danger. Thank you everyone for all the help and support.”

We’re keeping the young girl in our thoughts during this distressing time.

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