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
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
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
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