Basically, only the veterans will remember Toireasa, but even the rookies might wish to take a look.
Tess was a five-year-old Princess born in 1997, and was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at age three. This form of cancer attacks the nerves and then the bones and the marrow. Tess fought valiantly, but succumbed on April 24, 2002.
Toireasa Barry became a fan of CATS and the show literally became a large part of the good parts of her life. She loved her mother to the point of fighting off a medical coma to stay with her. When granted a "Make a Wish", she visited the Winter Garden performance of CATS. At one point, MdN entered her life when Tess needed a computer. Nearly 30 members of MdN's CATS Forum donated to the cause, and Tess had the means to communicate with the world. Her last moments were spent at home with her mother, Julia. As the TV went into Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, Tess murmured "Mommy" and passed away.
I list the links below should you wish to know a little more. TRIBUTE TO TOIREASA
: This short story has the goodbyes of several fans of CATS.TOIREASA's HOPE
:The Hope of Tess to other children afflicted with NBMIKEY & the RAINBOW BRIDGE
: A Short Story dedicated to Christina Sattler, a fan of CATS in memory of Tess and her beloved cat, Mikey.
Please take a moment and remember someone you love...NOTE: Please do NOT link to donate money or story bits. Some of the emails and links are no longer viable. If you feel the need to donate, please choose a charity of your own to do so.