Mer­ryn’s the mas­cot at Wan­der­ers match

Bray People - - LIFESTYLE -

MER­RYN Lacy was the mas­cot for the re­cent Bray Wan­der­ers v Derry City game. This was a great oc­ca­sion as Mer­ryn's dad Mick is from Bray and her mother Jenny is from Derry.

‘Both clubs were mag­nif­i­cent with Mer­ryn,’ said Stephen Guerin, who is fundrais­ing man­ager for a trust for the five-year-old.

Bray Wan­der­ers pre­sented Mer­ryn with a jersey, which she put on straight away with a big smile on her face and Roddy Collins (man­ager of Derry City) also pre­sented her with a Derry jersey, but she wouldn't put it on, to the amuse­ment of ev­ery­one in the Bray stand!

Mer­ryn was treated with great hos­pi­tal­ity from the staff at Bray Wan­der­ers. ‘A big thank you goes out to Jack O'Neill, Stephen McGuire and Richard Burke from Bray Wan­der­ers for or­gan­is­ing the day out for her,’ said Stephen. ‘I even heard Mer­ryn wanted to go to bed that night with her Bray Wan­der­ers jersey on.’

Mer­ryn had her kid­ney suc­cess­fully re­moved three weeks ago. This was where the pri­mary tu­mour for stage four neu­rob­las­toma cancer was lo­cated. She had al­ready gone through 12 rounds of chemo­ther­apy prior to the surgery and will go through more treat­ment to re­move the cancer from her bones and bone mar­row.

If she is in re­mis­sion in the next year she will be sent to the USA for blocker treat­ment at a cost of €150,000 to €200,000 to hope­fully stop the cancer reap­pear­ing. In the event of a re­lapse the cost of treat­ment in the USA could reach €500,000.

Bray, Derry and Don­abate have joined forces in rais­ing more than €100,000 since Christ­mas.

Mer­ryn hopes to re­turn to Carlisle Grounds in Bray on Sun­day June 15 for an Ex-Ard­more Rovers vs ExWolfe Tone YC game in her hon­our.

Rocky the Seag­ull with Mer­ryn, Michael, Cora and Jen Lacy ahead of the Bray Wan­der­ers ver­sus Derry City match at the Carlisle Grounds.

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