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20th Feb 2023

Claudia Scanlon thanks Late Late Show viewers for generous €300k donations

Ellen Fitzpatrick

“I cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity.”

Claudia Scanlon has thanked the Irish nation for their generous donations during her Late Late Show appearance raised over €325,000 for the charity, Debra Ireland.

The 19 year old appeared on the show last Friday alongside Irish rugby star Johnny Sexton and brought many viewers to tears.

Sharing her experience with the skin blistering condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB), Claudia told Ryan Tubridy: “I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy, it’s a living hell.

“I try and be as positive as possible because I have the right to live the life I was given. I don’t want to sit in a corner and cry about it, I’m here and I have a life to live.”

Now thanking the population for the money raised, Claudia hopes the funds can be used to find a cure for her condition.

Upon hearing about the money that was raised, Claudia said: “This fundraising means so much not only to me but to the whole EB community.

“This is a tremendous amount of money, and I cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity.”

Viewers were left in tears following Claudia’s inspiring interview.

One wrote, “Claudia reminding us all what gratitude is. Happy people don’t have the best of everything, they make the best of what they have.”

Another said, “What a brave young woman. You’re an inspiration.”

Another shared, “She is a beautiful soul and a tremendous inspiration for us plodding mortals.”

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