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Bull Fight at Inchicore

A radio documentary that tells the lengths a parent will go to relieve their child's suffering.

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Documentary maker: Joe Kearney

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Documentary maker: Liam O'Brien

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Bull Fight at Inchicore

To what lengths will a parent go to lessen their child’s pain?

Saibhe is three and suffers from Cerebral Palsy; it’s a 24/7 condition.

Her parents Eddie and Michelle believe that her symptoms can be relieved via the controversial area of stem-cell treatment.

They have embarked on a programme that brings her to Russia every six weeks for therapy, but have now run out of funds.

Saibhe’s father, Eddie, ‘The Bull’ O’Connor has come up with a fundraising plan; he will offer himself as the headline event in a cage-fight in what is advertised as a night of bloody ‘carnage’.

In this documentary, Joe Kearney follows ‘The Bull’ as he trains for the big event and pins his hopes on raising the money to take his daughter on an overdue return visit to the clinic in Moscow.

But, in matters of fighting, the unforeseen can often happen and the night ends with tragic consequence.

If you would like more information about the Friends of Saibhe Foundation, please call Eddie: 085 1606078 or Michelle: 085 7303532

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

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