Schoolboy Oran loses brave fight for life

Oran Creaney with his parents Aisling and Barry. INLM3211-134gc
Oran Creaney with his parents Aisling and Barry. INLM3211-134gc
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A six-year-old Craigavon schoolboy, whose brave battle with a rare heart defect inspired goodwill in the people of Lurgan and far beyond, has passed away.

Oran Creaney and his mother and father Aisling and Barry had been instrumental in raising funds for an MRI scanner for the children’s hospital in Belfast after Oran had to be rushed to Dublin to avail of such a scanner hours after he was born with a chronic congenital heart defect.

The St Anthony’s pupil, who has a younger sister Molly, had undergone open heart surgery on a number of occasions and his brave fight for life had inspired thousands to donate to the MRI scanner appeal.

Last week, with the prayers of the town behind him, Oran was taken by air ambulance to Newcastle for a heart transplant, but sadly he passed away on Tuesday.