Kind-hearted local children have teamed up to support baby Olivia ‘Livie’ Mulhern through the power of music.
The ‘Wild Atlantic Wains’ have launched a new single to raise money for Baby Livie, a special baby who is at the heart of a major fundraising campaign.
Livie, who has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, is facing a race against time to secure potentially life-saving treatment. Her parents, Keith, who is from Donegal Town, and Karen Vickers from Dublin, are hoping to raise €280,000 more to reach their €2million target for gene therapy before Livie’s first birthday in August.
An inspirational group of local children pooled together to host a concert for Livie last week. The 100 minute event was jam-packed with music, poetry, interviews and celebrity messages. It also featured the premiere of the new single “We’ll give you wings to fly”.
Watch the full concert here: https://www.facebook.com/abetterlifeforlivie/videos/650246898902559/
The new song, written by Letterkenny teacher Brí Carr and performed by schoolchildren Caela Carr and Ethan Barron, has helped to spread awareness of Livie’s campaign and generate vital funds for her treatment. Dancer Daisy Mai Weymouth from On Your Toes, Tipperary shared a powerful performance for the music video. Donegal presenter Ciara Doherty also lent her support to the music project:
An Irish edition of the song, called ‘Eiteoigí’, features Hannah McFadden and Eoin Ferry on main vocals with help from BlueRibbonArts. This version is set to be released soon and Brí is calling on people to get involved with the upcoming video.
“We are currently asking clubs, family groups, friends to film a few seconds of themselves wearing pink or waving a pink ribbon (video in landscape mode please) to send to me for inclusion in the Go Pink for Livie promotion next weekend,” said Bri.
Bri continued: “The #abetterlifeforlivie page has all the details of all the events, and we are hopeful that although #childrenhelpingchildren has already inspired many families to donate to the main GoFundMe.
“There is still a long way to go, and maybe people reading this or watching these events will be motivated into coming up with even more innovative ways to reach the target, currently just under €280,000.”
If you would like to support A Better Life for Livie, see the links below: