Baby Dylan fund raises over €3,000 for Letterkenny and Coombe Hospitals

Family raise funds to say thanks for baby's treatment

Diarmaid Doherty


Diarmaid Doherty

Baby Dylan fund raises over €3,000 for Letterkenny and Coombe Hospitals

Denis Kelly and his grandson Dylan Kelly McCrory presenting a cheque to Dr. Asim Khan and staff members at the Paediatric Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital.

A Donegal family has raised over €3,000 for two hospitals who helped treat their little boy after he was born premature earlier this year.

Baby Dylan Kelly McCrory received life-saving treatment at Letterkenny University Hospital and at Dublin’s Coombe Hospital in the weeks after he was born in Letterkenny on January 18th.

He was three months premature and weighed only 2lbs 14 oz. at his birth and because of serious health complications, he remained in hospital for two months.

He’s now coming up on 9 months old and is doing great.

And his parents and their extended families have done their bit to say thank you to the medical teams and hospitals who did so much for little Dylan.

Over €1,000 when family and friends gathered for Dylan’s Christening celebrations in St. Johnston last June.

Dylan’s grandfather Denis Kelly, and his auntie Marie McDermott, also raised funds in a charity cycle. They’ve completed a number of charity cycles, raising funds for the Diabetic Association, but this year, some of their money also went to Letterkenny University Hospital.

“The family just wanted to acknowledge the fantastic care that Dylan received in the weeks after he was born,” Dylan’s mum Danielle said.

“He was a very sick baby, and we will always appreciate the work that Dr. Asim Khan, the staff in the Neo Natal Unit in Letterkenny, and at the Coombe Hospital, did for him.

“We’d also like to thank all the cyclists who took part in our fundraising cycle.”

In total, €3,300 has been raised, with €2,300 going to Letterkenny University Hospital and €1,000 to Coombe Hospital.