29 July 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The ducks never saw him coming.

The sight of four-year-old Daithí Sherry running across the sward of Monaghan Town’s Peter’s Lake park on Tuesday morning to sate his curiosity about the resident waterfowl would have been a pleasant but unremarkable sight for any casual observer who did not know the little boy’s remarkable story.
For mother Caroline, brothers Caolúm and Ryan and sister Amy, looking on from the near distance, it was another in the daily, hourly affirmations of the hopes and dreams they and father Paul have been harbouring for a long time now. Daithí’s wish to walk has come true.

The family have lately returned from the United States where Daithí underwent surgical procedures to address the effects of the spastic diplegia condition he was diagnosed with at two years old, which prevented him from standing or walking unassisted.

The ‘Daithí’s Wish To Walk’ campaign was launched a little over a year ago to garner the funding required to get the youngster the specialist medical help he needed in order to have the chance to live a normal life. The initiative touched the heartstrings of thousands of people from well beyond the Sherry family’s home area of Lossett, Stranooden, taking a wide variety of inventive forms and succeeding in its objective to help make Daithí’s wish a reality.

Speaking to The Northern Standard, Caroline gave the following detailed account of the progress her son had made in the USA:
“Daithí’s surgery …

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