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19th Feb 2024

Family of young girl stabbed in Parnell Square attack share update after she was readmitted to ICU

Joseph Loftus

Parnell Square

The young girl was stabbed in the Parnell Square attack in November.

A five-year-old girl who was seriously injured in the Parnell Square attack is back on the ward after being readmitted to the ICU last month.

In January, news emerged that the young girl had suffered a “setback” and was back in intensive care.

But a new update on her GoFundMe page claims that they are almost over their “bump in the road”.

They shared the update on their official GoFundMe page this week.

Three weeks ago, the girl’s family shared: “Hello again. Just a quick update. We had a bit of a setback and are currently in the ICU once more.”

They continued: “Bumps in the road, particularly this long one, are to be expected. Nevertheless, we are still positive and hoping to get back on the ward. Fingers crossed. Barróg from Temple Street.”

Now, however, things are looking more positive.

On February 15 they updated followers writing: “Hi everyone, We are back on the ward and almost over this bump in the road.

“Our little angel is a fighter and we are sure she will come out victorious. We wouldn’t be here had it not been for everyone on that day who gave her the fighting chance.

“We are forever grateful. And we are also grateful to everyone who has been dedicating their energy, day in and day out, to her and us.”

At the beginning of this year, the young girl’s family confirmed she had entered the third stage of her recovery.

They said that this would be the longest stage of her recovery as she needs to relearn everything due to the injuries she suffered.

“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,” they wrote,

“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,” her family added.

The young girl’s GoFundMe page is still open for donations. Over €84,000 has been raised for her so far.

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