Ryanair To The Rescue- Family To Be Reunited For Christmas
Ryanair has come up trumps today as they have arranged for Audrey Murnane to be reunited with her family in time for Christmas.
Audrey has spent the last week in Great Ormond Street Hospital, London with her 18-month-old twins Zoe and Maya who were undergoing surgery for an airway condition.
The girls are the only twins in Ireland born with the congenital airway condition, known as Long Segment Tracheal Stenosis.
Thankfully, treatment was successful and they were meant to fly home on Sunday with Aer Lingus but Maya became ill before boarding the plane.
Maya and Zoe will be reunited in time for Christmas
Zoe returned home with other family members while Audrey went back to hospital with Maya who spent the night ill with a high temperature.
Distraught, Audrey believed she would be facing Christmas in London away from her family unless she could arrange a 'fitness to fly' certifictae for Maya.
She issued an appeal through the Facebook page set up for the twins who were born prematurely, Help Zoe & Maya.
Ryanair spokesman Robin Kiely, stepped in and contacted Audrey this morning, and said the airline is now satisfied that Maya is fit to fly today.
"We have booked the family on our 1.40pm Gatwick to Cork service this afternoon," he said.
"We are just happy to be able to help get them home, and we would like to wish them a happy Christmas."