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Holiday provides treasured memories for Moira family

US3607-Gaye Kerr with her two sons Brian and Adam US3607- Brian and Adam Kerr on holiday in Salut

Gaye Kerr with her two sons Brian and Adam.

Brian and Adam Kerr on holiday in Salut

A SPECIAL holiday, organised by a charity set up to help cancer victims, has left a big smile on a sick little boy's face.

Brian Kerr, 5, who has Fanconi's Anaemia, returned recently from Salut where he spent a week in the sun with his eight-year-old brother Adam and their mother Gave, thanks to the 'Shine a Light' organisation.

Gaye, from Moira, who tragically lost Brian's twin sister Helen two years ago, said the trip was a wonderful experience and that both her sons had a fantastic time.

Little Brian Kerr at an adventure park in Salut.

Little Brian Kerr at an adventure park in Salut.


She explained doctors were worried her youngest son's blood counts were very low and he night not be fit enough to make the journey, but after some pleading he was given the all clear to enjoy the holiday.

"We had a fantastic time and I am glad that Brian was fit enough to go', Gaye explained. "Brian was on a rollercoaster for the first time and he enjoyed the water rides at the adventure park where we were treated like VIPs. We were given a seven day pass from Billy McCrory, who runs 'Shine a Light' and the boys had a ball."


She continued: "The charity is exceptional and Billy has been so good to us. As well as the holiday, he arranged for us to go and watch the Ireland versus Italy rugby match at Ravenhill and lots of other exciting things too. Doing things like this with the boys will help me add to the special memories I have of Brian enjoying himself and being happy."

Gaye added that Brian. who started P2 at Meadow Bridge Primary School. is doing well and she remains positive.

She said: "After his first day back at school I asked him if he was glad to see his friends and he said 'Mummy all my friends were glad to see me, it brought tears to my eyes.'

Ulster Star