The mother of a brutally beaten teenager was stunned by a complete stranger’s €5,000 gesture.
Jaime Quinn, 39, also thanked the local community that has rallied around her and her family since her daughter Alanna Quinn Idris was attacked on December 30.
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Mother-of-four Jaime told us: “It’s amazing how many arrests have been made.
“The guards have been great since Alanna was attacked. I can’t fault them at all.
“We have a family liaison officer who is absolutely amazing and keeps us updated on what’s going on.”
Alanna was beaten with a metal stick, a throw, and a knife The morbid attack outside the Ballyfermot Civic Center.
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Jaime, who recently completed her midwifery degree, said she has been blown away with the support her family and Alanna have received since the attack.
She also said she was completely shocked that the GoFundMe campaign set up after the attack had raised around €80,000.
A generous donor gave €5,000 – but Jaime says she’s “deeply saddened” that the person remains anonymous and she wants to thank them.
SHOCKED BY HUGE SUPPORT
She explained: “Alanna was shocked with GoFundMe, she couldn’t believe it.
“One person donated €5,000 but remained anonymous, another donated €1,000 and someone even gave €500. Like, it was huge.
“Surprised. It seems like if she needs any reconstructive surgery or something like that, we have enough money to do it – that’s amazing. I can’t believe it. I’m sure. that she will leave some scars.”
17 years old was left with a A broken cheekbone, a broken tooth and a broken eyeball, which left her blind in one eye – but her family still hopes her sight will return.
One of the teen’s friends who tried to protect her during the violent attack suffered a stab wound to the arm and required stitches on her head following the attack.
Medics have told Jaime that Alanna will need to “repair” her cheekbones and eye sockets.
“She’ll probably need to do some cosmetic work to get rid of the scars,” Jaime said. She wouldn’t want visible scars on her face.
“We haven’t really talked about it yet but I’m sure that’s what she’s going to want to do in the end.” Alanna has a follow-up appointment at Eye and Ear Hospital today after she was transported from St James’s Hospital in the early hours of last Friday for emergency surgery.
Her mother said: “Maybe we’ll get some good news, but I’m not sure. We are keeping our fingers crossed. “
CONGRATULATIONS TO ‘WELCOME’
However, Jaime said her daughter’s eyes are still quite swollen and still closed, revealing “no vision at the moment”.
The Ballyfermot woman tells how Alanna has been filled with wise men and showered with gifts since she was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. She said the teenager felt quite low at first – but her mood has since lifted.
Jaime, who is six months pregnant, explains: “I am very happy. It’s nice to hear her laugh. It’s really very good.
“We did a little gender reveal on Wednesday, she was hoping for a little brother – and that’s what she got – so that made her smile too.
“She received a lot of gifts and cards for her. She also spent some time with her friend, who was attacked at the same time as her, and their family. “
Earlier this week, Alanna’s mom revealed how she no longer feel safe in the family home.
“I’ve lived in Ballyfermot all my life, except for a few years in America,” she said. I was devastated to leave our home.
‘DO NOT FEEL SAFE HERE’
“As a single mom, I work really hard to make us feel comfortable and get the job done. We will have to move to another house, which will be a shell.
“I just feel unsafe here now. I don’t think I’ll feel comfortable when the kids are out during the day, never mind when it’s dark. I will live in my anxiety.
“I’m also pregnant, so I don’t want to bring a new baby home like this.”
Meanwhile, the gardai in Ballyfermot is appealing for witnesses who may not have arrived – and in particular, motorists who may have dashcam footage from the Ballyfermot Road area between 9:15pm until 10pm on December 30 – contact them at Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 666 7200 or on Garda’s Confidential line on 1800 666 111.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8165576/complete-strangers-incredible-gesture-mum-teen-attack/ The astonishing gesture of a stranger worth 5 thousand euros left us completely stunned, says the mother of the brutal attack