The two-year-old boy who miraculously survived a sixth story balcony fall in Limerick in July was on hand for the switching on of the city’s festive lights tonight, with his parents admitting that it will be their best Christmas yet.
“I’m not sure we can possibly have a better Christmas than this.  We are here tonight at the invitation of Limerick City and County Council, turning on the Christmas lights when it could have been so different,” Neil’s mother Martina said.
“It could have been the worst Christmas imaginable but it’s turned out to be the one we are most grateful for because Neil is with us.
“We were delighted to be invited in for this,” said Neil’s father Mike.  “It was an incredible experience tonight. Neil, having had so many medics around him during his recovery, is well used to attention and he lapped it all up. He loved it.”
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