Sunday 23 October 2016

Hero Roisin is honoured

FEARLESS hero Roisin Halligan deserves every honour.

The 12-year-old who bravely risked her own life to save her little cousin will be recognised by President Michael D Higgins next month.

The teenager had no thought for herself when she jumped on little Lexi to shield her when a petrol bomb was thrown through the window of their grandmother's home at Ballybeg in Waterford last October.

Roisin suffered nightmares in the wake of the attack and was treated in hospital for months. She still bears the scars from the horrific firebomb and will face years of skin grafts.

This brave youngster was selfless in her actions and is absolutely the right choice for the prestigious honour of a National Bravery Award.

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