28th March 2014
By David O’Sullivan
Students in UCC yesterday had the chance to inspect a new ambulance designed specially for Children.
It’s called BUMBLEance, which is a play on words because it’s painted bright yellow like a bumble bee.
The idea if to make a child feel like a “queen bee” or king, on the otherwise unpleasant journey to or from hospital. Not one, but two!,
parents can travel with their child.
The ambulance was the idea of Kerry couple Tony and Mary Heffernan, they have dedicated their lives to helping children with fatal Battens Disease after their own daughter Saoirse passed away from the condition, and it continues to touch their lives.
The charity is raising money for cost of four more vehicles, so that all provinces can have one.
A private ambulance company LifeLine drives the Ambulance and operates it day to day.
Tony Heffernan told TheCork.ie about the BUMBLEance