Alanna Quinn Idris undergoes third surgery to repair eye socket after horrific attack
Get well soon.
Teenager Alanna Quinn Idris has undergone her third surgery in hopes to repair her eye socket after a brutal attack in December.
The 17 year old suffered severe facial injuries after an alleged assault on December 30 when she was walking home in her home of Ballyfermot.
Her mum is now asking people to "keep praying and lighting candles” for her daughter as doctors repair her injuries which included a ruptured eyeball, broken cheekbone and a shattered tooth.
The incident occurred when she and her 18 year old friend were allegedly assaulted near the Civic Offices in Ballyfermot and it sparked an extensive garda investigation.
Alanna underwent her first surgery the day after the alleged attack and was told that there was a 10% chance she would ever be able to see with her right eye again.
Nine weeks after the incident, Alanna headed back to hospital yesterday to have the stitches removed from her eyeball.
The Dubliner has been very vocal on TikTok about her ordeal, posting a video of herself in a hospital bed wearing a clear patch over her eye with the caption: “Surgery numba 3” and commented: “Went all good, thank you.”
A Go Fund Me page was set up after the alleged attack and in a post updated on Thursday, Alanna’s mum Jamie asked people to keep praying and lighting candles. The fundraiser has reached nearly €100,000.
“Another important day in Alanna’s recovery,” Jamie wrote. “She’s on her way in now for day surgery to have the stitches removed from her eyeball from the first surgery in the morning after the attack.
“It’s so hard to believe it’s only been nine weeks today since all this happened. It’s not been the best week. Emotions have been high, especially the not so nice ones. Keep praying and lighting them candles.”
Two men also in their late teens were charged in connection with the assault and appeared in court in early January.