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Parents of young asthma victim hand over £6,000 to Craigavon Hospital

Tiernan Green, 20, passed away in hospital earlier this year

The parents of a young county Armagh man who died following an asthma attack have presented a cheque for £6,000 to Craigavon Area Hospital

Tiernan Green, 20, from Derrymacash, passed away at the hospital in January this year following the attack.

On Friday, parents Donna and Stephen presented the cheque for a non-invasive respiratory machine.

“It doesn’t matter how fit you are, Tiernan was a big guy at 6ft 4in and 16st, and only a medium asthma sufferer,” Mr Green told the Belfast Telegraph.

“He felt his asthma was never going to stop him.

“Our main message is to get the word out there and help other people with asthma.”

Last month, mum Donna shared an emotional video on social media.

In handwritten cards she held up, the message said: “We truly believe that if Tiernan kept taking his proper medication at the right times, and have a proper care plan he would still be with us.

“The reason for me doing this post is for anyone who has asthma, please, please take it serious. There have been three attacks from the 31st this year.

“Please, please spread this awareness. Asthma kills. Don’t have family, friends, loved ones have to go through what we did when it can be prevented.”

Watch the full video here.


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