The parents of baby Livie Mulhern have shared a happy and hopeful update on their daughter ahead of her second Christmas.

Olivia (Livie) Mulhern is continuing to recover after receiving specialist treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, a life-limiting condition which she was diagnosed with in April.

Livie’s parents, mum Karen from Dublin and dad Keith from Donegal, received an outpouring of kindness this year to raise over €2million in the ‘Better Life for Livie’ campaign.  As a result, the family was able to secure Zologensma treatment in October.

Karen and Keith with their baby girl Olivia

Now, the two-year-old tot is recovering well and has Christmas to look forward to.

An update from Livie’s parents today said: “She is still on medication but we can see signs that she is getting stronger already. We are starting physio again in January when we hope she will be finished with her medication and her immune system is stronger.

“We are so hopeful for the year ahead and cannot wait to see how Livie gets on.”

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Keith and Karen have again thanked the thousands of people who rallied together this year to help improve their baby girl’s life.

They said: “We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who supported our beautiful little girl and has given her the best chance at life! Thank you! Wishing you all very happy and safe holidays!”