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Community prayers for John Joe, 10, after taken ill suddenly in school

A 10-year-old county Armagh boy is fighting for his life in hospital after taking ill suddenly in school.

JohnJoe Toner, from Clady, was rushed to hospital following a suspected heart attack on Friday.

Quick-thinking staff members at Ballymoyer Primary School performed CPR before paramedics rushed him to hospital, where he remains in intensive care.

The community has rallied behind the Toner family with a vigil mass to be held in St Michael’s Church in Clady at 7.30pm this evening (Saturday).

This follows on from yesterday’s mass at St Michael’s in Ballymoyer. There will e another tonight at 7pm.

People have being showing their support for the family in many ways, with some changing their Facebook profiles to a woven red heart.

Our thoughts go out to JohnJoe and family at this difficult time. We wish him a full and speedy recovery.


If you would like to pray for JohnJoe,you can use the Petal Prayer attached.  JohnJoe says this prayer every night before going to sleep.

Thank you for all your good wishes and prayers so far.

Faith, Hope and Love will take us through this difficult time.

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