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Parents warn on 'invisible illness'

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 12:21pm

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
Parents warn on 'invisible illness'

Cara Devane with her brother Feidhlim and sister Sadhbh.g

Parents warn on 'invisible illness'

Cara Devane with her brother Feidhlim and sister Sadhbh.g

A FOUR-YEAR battle against an ‘invisible illness’ has led a north Galway family to London in search of treatment for their child.

Cara Devane, 11, from Brierfield, has gone from being a bubbly, enthusiastic gymnast and cheerleader to relying on a wheelchair to get around after being diagnosed with a rare condition that affects her joints.

 “I loved gymnastics, cheerleading, football and Irish dancing but when the pain started in my ankle I couldn’t do them as it was too painful,” she said.

Cara’s mother Erin thought the initial pain may have been as a result of over exertion and brought her to a physiotherapist for treatment.

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