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Lisa’s ‘one school, one defibrillator’ crusade

12 September 2018

A CARING Banbridge mother, whose son has been diagnosed with a rare heart condition, has embarked on an all-out fundraising drive to purchase defibrillators for local schools that aren’t equipped with the life-saving device. 

Lisa McGurnaghan, from Summerhill, was distraught when she found out that her three-year-old son, Dan, had inherited Long QT Syndrome from her – a heart condition so rare that only two families in the whole of Ireland were known to be affected by it at one point, including her own.

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