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Brave Hayden has one Santa wish ... to meet Jedward

For Jedward fan Hayden McLafferty, it would be a dream come true.

The brave little boy has just one Christmas wish -- to meet the popstars.

His family has already celebrated Christmas because doctors fear he may not have much time left.

Hayden (7) from Clondalkin has bravely battled a congenital heart defect since birth.

The little boy, who charms everyone he meets, has just one big wish in life -- to meet popstars Jedward.

He celebrated Christmas early with his family last weekend when Santa brought him a Jedward phone, and his family created a Winter Wonderland for him in their back garden.

Hayden and his brother Riley (4) are massive Jedward fans and have followed the twins since their first audition on X Factor, and "they would be delighted if Jedward could spare them a few minutes to drop in to see them", their mum Gillian told the Herald.

Last year Hayden was put forward as a candidate to Great Ormond Street Hospital for a heart and lung transplant, and he was flown over to the UK in a Medicraft as his heart wouldn't have been able to cope with the pressure of an aeroplane.

But Hayden was refused the procedure because his chances of survival were too low to proceed.



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Gillian told the Herald: "He's been given a week to live now for the third time. But this time we know it's final because we've had to stop his heart medication because it's killing his kidneys.

"We're trying to keep everyone's spirits lifted at the moment. He's mad into Jedward and he won Trabolgan's Got Talent over the summer for doing the dance moves to Lipstick.

"He'd lose his reason if he got to meet them. He loves them. I think when Hayden was born, a stage came out after him.

"He was just born to be onstage, and he's a real comedian as well."

hnews@herald.ie