Grace Stynes, 7 years old pictured outside the high court in Dublin yesterday. She suffered brain damage at birth due to a lack of Oxygen. Grace’s mother Sabrina sued the Coombe Women’s Hospital on her behalf and she was awarded €4.25 million in damages.
This wonderful piece in the Irish Independent says :
“She sat giggling while all the people in funny white wigs fussed around on her behalf inside Court Three, just off the round hall of the Four Courts in Dublin.
A little girl with a huge smile, seven-year-old Grace Stynes was said to be just looking forward to Halloween and all the goodies she will get.
For the briefest of moments her happy smile vanished. She burst into tears as her birth was discussed and she was taken outside by her mother Sabrina.
Grace, described as a real fighter, won a major battle yesterday to help make her life with cerebral palsy as comfortable as possible.”
Speaking afterwards through family solicitor Ann Nolan, her parents said their daughter was a “fighter with real spirit”.
As Grace smiled from her wheelchair with big pink wheels, she heard herself described as a girl “who makes the best of everything”.
Grace, your smile alone would make any rich list, let alone your story which brought a tear to my eye. May you continue to bring joy into the lives of your loving parents and everyone that knows you.