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Boston comes to help Connemara's Katie O'Halloran

By BIR News Room, May 16, 2014

Mayor Walsh with Katie O'Halloran in an April 19, 2014 photo in DorchesterMayor Walsh with Katie O'Halloran in an April 19, 2014 photo in Dorchester

A large gathering of supporters turned out at Dorchester’s IBEW Hall April 19 for a fundraiser to benefit Katie O’Halloran, a special needs law school  student from Connemara who was born with Femur Fibulka Ulna Syndrome (abnormalities of the thigh, forearm, and calf bones) and lives with no arms and a short, deformed left leg. The event was organized by a 14-member committee headed by Gabriel Mannion, owner of Twelve Bens Pub in Dorchester, with Mayor Martin J. Walsh as honorary chairman. The event raised more than $200,000 to cover the costs of Bebionis 3 prosthetic arms for Ms. O’Halloran. (Exclusive BIR Photo by Harry Brett)

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