Martha is 10 and has a very rare chromosome microdeletion (16p13.11) affecting approx 50 people worldwide. Martha is globally developmentally delayed, has no speech, very limited gross and fine motor skills, severe learning difficulties, a mild hearing loss and wears glasses for bilateral astigmatism. Martha has no independent mobility so cannot roll, crawl, stand or walk. Martha also has developmental dysplasia of the hip and complex epilepsy.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Martha's First Holy Communion
Martha was delighted to take her First Holy Communion on Sunday 10th May.
Martha at St Francis Church
Friends, family and the St Francis congregation enjoyed a lovely service and Martha renewed her baptismal vows and took her communion for the first time.
The McCarthy family after Martha's first communion
After the service we had a lovely lunch at the Ascot Golf Club kindly arranged by Martha's Granddad who is know to Martha and Orla as "Granddad Golf".
Martha cutting her Communion cake
We are so proud of Martha for taking her First Holy Communion and we all love her very much.