A brave teen from Donegal Town was lost for words on live radio yesterday after receiving a special Christmas surprise.
India Kennedy (15) and her family have been going through a tough time recently after her older sister Chloe was diagnosed with cancer.
Nineteen-year-old Chloe has had the love and support of her sisters and family as she goes through treatment.
Chloe’s bravery and her family’s strength were recognised in a heart-warming moment on iRadio on Wednesday.
Chloe’s youngest sister India was finishing up a work placement with the station when she was invited on air with DJ Emma Nolan.
India thought she was going to play a quiz, but the radio team had a surprise in store.
The kind-hearted team gifted India, her sisters Chloe and Jasmine and mum Jenni with a soundcheck pass to the iRadio Christmas Cracker party in Letterkenny this Friday.
They were given the chance to meet Wild Youth, one of Ireland’s hottest new bands, as they set up for the big festive bash in Voodoo Venue.
And as an extra surprise, India was given two tickets to see George Ezra in concert next year.
The popular teen was speechless to hear all the treats that iRadio had arranged for her and her family.
She was full of admiration for her sister Chloe, saying: “She’s an amazing person, she’s so strong. She lifts the whole family and I just want to say thank you to her because she’s amazing and I love her so much.
“I’m sure it’s difficult for her to stop college and have to stay at home while all of her friends are out. But she’ll get through it, we all know she will,” India said.
Speaking to DW afterwards, India said: “I wasn’t expecting it at all and I would just like to say a huge thank you to iRadio for everything.”