WATCH: Gardai dance to Uptown Funk to raise funds for baby girl's treatment in USA

By James Fenton

May 30, 2020 at 4:14pm

WATCH: Gardai dance to Uptown Funk to raise funds for baby girl's treatment in USA

Garda Mary Gardiner is a name you might remember from a video which did the rounds online back in April.

In it, Tralee Community Garda Mary Gardiner led locals in a recreation of the famous Is This The Way To Amarillo to raise awareness for the Do It For Dan campaign.

Well, Officer Gardiner is back with a larger cast in order to help out another amazing cause. The latest clip sees Mary and her emergency service colleagues dance to Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. This time, the aim is to help raise vital funds for A Better Life For Livie, a campaign set up to help nine-month-old Livie receive treatment in the USA.

Livie has been diagnosed with a rare and serious genetic neuromuscular condition called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1 and she requires once-off gene therapy called Zolgensma, which is currently only available in USA.

Without treatment, it's unlikely that Livie will live past her second birthday but it's expected to cost around €2m. So far, a GoFundMe page has raised nearly €400,000 so there's still a lot more work to do. However, with the Gardai doing their bit like this, word is bound to spread fast. Check out the video in full below...

Some decent moves there it has to be said but Bruno can probably rest easy for now. You can find out more about A Better Life For Livie and donate if you wish to do so via this link.


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