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#Saoirse Heffernan

# saoirse-heffernan - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Column: ‘After watching my daughter die, we had to do everything’

Tony Heffernan describes taking his three-year-old son to New York for brain surgery – and why he’d have done it himself if he knew how.

# saoirse-heffernan - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Irish boy, 2, 'recovering well' after pioneering brain surgery

Liam Heffernan yesterday underwent a gene transfer procedure in a bid to defeat the rare Batten’s Disease.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Noonan promises good news in today’s Exchequer figures; two barmen go on trial for the manslaughter of a customer who drank himself to death and why using the word ‘pet’ is insulting to your family moggy, er, animal companion.

# saoirse-heffernan - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Little Liam sets off for pioneering brain surgery

Two year old Liam Heffernan, who has Battens Disease, will leave from Dublin Airport today to undergo medical treatment in the USA for the disease, which his older sister died from.

# saoirse-heffernan - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Brother of tragic Saoirse may be sent to US for trial treatment

Parents of little girl who died yesterday of rare Batten’s Disease “hopeful” that her brother Liam may get latest medical help.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: police in Mauritius probe crime ring connection to Michaela’s death; was Lenihan lying when he said he supported Cowen? And the dress everyone’s talking about.