LITTLE TROOPER Young Róisín Tansey.
A YOUNG Mayo girl who has received life-changing treatment in the US is to appear on tonight’s Late Late Show.
Eight-year-old Róisín Tansey from Killasser, Swinford will appear alongside host Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show along with her mother Breda where they will talk about how an accident at home resulted in her ending up in a wheelchair.
Róisín is daughter of Breda and Damien Tansey from Killasser and suffered a spinal-cord injury at the age of three-and-a-half after a simple fall on a sofa at her home. Róisín has been receiving specialised treatment for the past four years and this included treatment at Pediatric Neurorecovery in the Frazier Institute in Louisville, Kentucky where she spent some months in 2015 and 2016.
She is a pupil at Carramore NS where she just moved into Second Class. Róisín continues to make slow but steady progress and can operate a motor-chair through movements of her head. Róisín loves to chat and has an excellent rapport with all she meets along the way.
The Róisín Tansey Trust Fund was set established to help fund Róisín’s treatment and allow to allow Breda and Damien to give Róisín the chance to regain movement and regain independence. Over the past number of years the people of Swinford and Mayo have fundraised from white collar boxing to card games in order to raise the much-needed funds.
Each year the annual Tóchar Phádraig, 22 mile sponsored walk from Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick helps raise money for the Trust Fund.
The other guests to appear on The Late Late Show include Ireland rugby international Seán O’Brien and National Ploughing Association chief Anna May McHugh, comedian, Eddie Izzard, with music from The Stunning.