There has been a huge outpouring of grief and sadness at the passing of four year old Zoe O’Mahoney on Wednesday July 1st.
Zoe, who had been undergoing treatment for a rare brain tumor, is daughter of Alan O’Mahoney originally from Tawnytaskin outside Boyle but who now lives in Swords.
On July 15th 2019 Zoe was diagnosed with an Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT) – a rare form of cancerous tumour that is found in just 58 people worldwide each year.
Sadly Zoe passed away in her parents arms on Wednesday morning last.
In a heart breaking post on ‘Zoe’s Magic Wand’, her devastated parents Alan and Carmel and little sister Holly publicly announced the sad news of Zoe’s passing:
“Our beautiful brave little Zoe passed away in our arms at 02:44 this morning. She decided that she wasn’t going to let a tumor beat her and she was leaving on her own terms. She developed a chest infection that neither she nor antibiotics could fight. Her passing was peaceful and dignified and she didn’t suffer. Through the empathy and dedication of the combined staff of St John’s and St Anne’s wards in Crumlin Hospital , Zoe (and us) were treated with unfathomable kindness. They took over in the background and let us just be Mammy and Daddy”
“We are heartbroken 💔 beyond words but we know she had enough. We love you to the moon and back sweetheart and we’ll miss you forever”.
- The sympathy of the entire community in Boyle goes to Alan, Carmel, Holly and the extended O’Mahoney family at this very sad time.
Zoe passed away (peacefully) under the care of the medical and nursing staff at Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital, Crumlin and is sadly missed by her loving parents, sister, grandparents John, Catherine, Margaret and Fred, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.May She Rest In Peace.Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place on Monday (July 6th). The funeral cortege will drive past Zoe’s home at 2 p.m. en route to the funeral service. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired to Aoife’s Clown Doctors. You can view the funeral service live on webcam from 2.30 p.m.