17 February 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Last year of leukaemia treatment for brave little ‘Blayney boy

By Cianna McNally

A Monaghan child who has been affectionately dubbed Ireland’s youngest garda is off to New York next month to march in the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade.
Four-year-old Ceejay McArdle, who is son of Susan Brown and Marcus McArdle from Castleblayney, is currently in his last year of treatment for leukaemia. Heartwarmingly, he has been invited to New York by the NYPD Emerald Society to march with gardaí in the parade and will spend five days in the city.
Speaking to The Northern Standard this week, Ceejay’s mother Susan told how her son is looking forward to his trip and she added that there are “big plans” in store.
“He cannot wait to meet the NYPD; it was really such a huge honour to be asked. We will be in New York for five days and there are big plans in store for our visit. Captain Megan O’Malley and Fitzpatrick’s Hotel have been hugely supportive of Ceejay’s trip and I have heard they are really looking …

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