Ben Farrell was just five-years-old when he passed away following a very brave fight with cancer.
Last December, Batman Ben, as he has lovingly been nicknamed, was diagnosed with a stage IV Wilms tumour.
He endured 19 rounds of radiotherapy before fundraising campaigns helped send him to the Children’s Hospital in Washington to undergo clinical trials.
Sadly, Ben passed away in his home in Finglas after arriving home from four weeks in Washington.
Not surprising, Ben’s story touched the hearts of many including Aslan singer Christy Dignam and his daughter, Kiera, who have decided to release a rendition of Michael Jackson’s Ben to raise money for The Gavin Glynn Foundation and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.
Christy who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer three years ago will reproduce the track while Kiera will record the vocals.
The single goes on sale this Friday and is available for €5 for the CD and €1.29 on iTunes.