The Donate4Dáithí social media pages recently posted a statement called “Down, but never out,” revealing that Dáithí has been temporarily removed from the transplant list due to “a few unresolved issues.” The news came as a huge setback for the family, but they remain hopeful and determined to find a solution.
Dáithí’s only hope for survival is a heart transplant, and his team in Newcastle is working hard to address the challenges and get him back on the transplant list. Despite the setback, the family is embracing the summer season with open hearts and creating unforgettable memories.
Last week, Dáithí’s family celebrated a “momentous day” as Dáithí’s Law came into effect in Northern Ireland. The Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) legislation will change the way consent is granted and increase the number of organs available for transplant.
At an event to mark the introduction of the new legislation, a hot air balloon was launched at Stormont. Dáithí was also granted the freedom of Belfast City following his family’s campaign for changes to the organ donation laws.
Dáithí’s parents, Mairtín and Seph, remain hopeful that he will be back on the transplant list in a few months. They are grateful for the support they have received and believe that setbacks are just setups for comebacks.
The family is determined to fill Dáithí’s life with joy, love, and positivity. They are looking forward to a summer season of love, joy, and relentless determination. They believe that miracles do happen, and Dáithí has taught them that.