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Government jet flies baby to US for treatment | Print |  Email
Monday, 05 December 2011

The Air Corps, using the Government jet, on Monday flew to Boston with one-year-old Elie Madden from Dublin, her twin sister Emie, her mother Esti and her grandmother Anita. Elie, who was born with a congenital condition which has left her with a five centimetre gap between her oesophagus and her stomach, will be put in a coma for three months. During this time a procedure known as Foker's technique will allow the oesophagus to grow.

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