Meet one year old Little Hero Katie Hennessy from Gawlay who was presented with her award by celebrity mum Síle Seoige and Carol McNally from Water Babies!
Katie was born with hydrocephalus and when she joined Water Babies with Eddie, her Dad - Katie couldn't support herself. She was way behind her peers however thanks to swimming she’s getting stronger.
She joined at 6 months and has thrived every week and is now progressing onto her underwater swims. When she started Eddie was extremely nervous and Katie took a while to settle. Eddie worked really hard to make the classes work for Katie and confidence came to both of them eventually. It would have been so easy for them to walk away and leave swimming but their gentle persistence paid off and Katie is doing fantastically in her lessons.
Mum Catherine said “Each day she getting stronger and she can move herself around the baths at home and loves splashing us. No words can express how Water Babies supported us at the early stages and now Katie loves her weekly Water Babies class, meeting her friends and her instructor in the Enable Ireland pool in Galway.“