20 Aug 2022

Charity Road Run planned for Carlow toddler left paralyzed from her chest down

All vehicles are welcome

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Amira Rauf

A charity road run is planned for a Carlow toddler left paralyzed from her chest down.

Fundraising efforts are underway for 14-month-old Amira Rauf from Carlow who has been left paralyzed from her chest down after a car accident towards the end of last year. 

The crash occurred on November 6 last year on the N80 Portlaoise to Carlow road close to Simmon's Mill Cross between Stradbally and Arles when a man in his 40s was fatally injured after a crash with another car being driven by Caroline O'Toole Rauf, Amira's mother. 

"Amira's Charity Road Run" will take place on Sunday, February 24 and all proceeds will go towards helping Amira with her life-changing injuries following the car accident.

Amira sustained critical and serious injuries and was non-responsive from the scene of the accident until she got to Portlaoise Hospital where they worked on her and brought her back around.  

Caroline, a mother-of-two, sustained a lot of bruising from "head to toe", her chest was impacted as well as her hip.

Registration for the event is at Ballinabranna Clubhouse at 11am and all vehicles are welcome. 

For more information, contact 085 776 8981.  

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