Mrs Brown's Boys stars surprise massive fan for milestone 18th birthday his mother feared he'd never see

“During Kian’s first year of life, he underwent two open heart surgeries and has had many cardiac procedures since then. He has always been a fighter and our little hero."

Kian Dunning Boggan with Fiona O'Carroll who helped him celebrate his 18th birthday

Stars of Mrs Brown’s Boys surprised a massive fan on a milestone birthday his mother feared he would never see.

Kian Dunning Boggan was gobsmacked when Fiona O’Carroll, who plays Maria Brown, called to his door in Ratoath, Co Meath, on Wednesday to wish him a happy 18th birthday.

Fellow stars Danny O Carroll and Paddy Houlihan also took the time to make a video call to Kian, who received 825 cards from kind well-wishers all over Ireland, who replied to an emotional appeal from mum Joyce.

She asked the public to help make the day extra special for her son, who she watched battle open heart surgeries as a baby and prayed that he would see his 18th birthday.

Kian Dunning Boggan celebrating his 18th birthday

Lockdown restrictions has made life without many friends even lonelier for Kian, who was also born with William’s syndrome.

Joyce thanked everyone who sent cards and even the fire services who arrived with flashing lights and sirens blaring to make a bit of a fuss of Kian.

She said: “During Kian’s first year of life, he underwent two open heart surgeries and has had many cardiac procedures since then. He has always been a fighter and our little hero.

“As his mother, waiting outside the surgical theatre and then laying beside his cot in the Intensive Care Unit of Crumlin’s Children Hospital, I’d pray that God would allow me to get him to his 18th birthday.”

Kian is a pupil of St Ultan’s Special School in Navan.

As well as a cardiac condition which means regular check-ups and future operations, he was born with William’s syndrome – a genetic condition which can affect the aorta and all organs and occurs in every one in 20,000 children.

May is also William’s Syndrome Awareness month.

Joyce said: “Kian attends a special school and because of Covid-19, is in isolation and he is really missing all of his friends and extended family.

“Any mum with a child understands how difficult it is for the kids not having their friends of any social outings.

“But with Kian having special needs, it is extremely hard not having that social interaction with his friends – there is no Tic Tok, WhatsApp or Zoom calls with his peer group.

“He has three younger siblings Alexandria, 12, Tristan, 10, and seven-year-old Brayden who take good care of him but he’s still missing his friends from the school.

“The big 18th party he wanted couldn’t go ahead and was is feeling a bit low and lonely. My heart was breaking for my child

“I wanted my little hero to feel just as special as I feel, being his mum. People really made him realise just how special and loved he really is so from Kian, my family and I, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped more than they will ever know.

“He just adores Mrs Brown’s Boys so for Maria to arrive on the doorstep out of the blue – and Dermot and Buster to Facetime him was just overwhelming and so touching.”
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