“On the 18th of January 2021, our lives changed forever. An MRI scan revealed a tumour on my brain. On further investigations in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, I was told I had a large tumour on my brain and my only chance of survival was an intricate, lengthy brain operation. This took place on the 4th of February. It was successful & the amazing neurosurgical team in Beaumont Hospital removed 95% of the tumour, a glioma Grade 2.
Unfortunately, I suffered a stroke post op, which left me paralysed on the left side of my body. At age 34, this was not something I had ever imagined I would be going through. Three weeks after my surgery, I was transferred to the Rehabilitation Unit in Merlin Park, Galway, where I made great progress. On the 28th of April I was transferred to the NRH. At present I have daily physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy & Occupational Therapy which are helping me on my road to recovery. I am working on regaining better movement and power in my left hand. It is tiring and takes a lot of work, but I am determined, and I will get there! The Speech & Language is assisting me with my memory, which I can struggle with at times.”
Mairead has made huge progress in the past few weeks, her determination & strength have blown us away! She will require continuous therapies once she is discharged from the NRH, which will include the current physiotherapy, Speech & Language therapy & occupational therapy alongside numerous & regular follow up medical appointments, in both Galway & Dublin.
A group of her friends have come together to set up this Go Fund Me Page & we would be very grateful if you could support, in any small way, both the medical and therapy costs that Mairead & her family will face in the weeks, months and perhaps the years ahead. (Recovery from such surgery & the stroke may continue for years). This will help ease the financial burden of the therapy costs and allow Mairead to concentrate solely on her recovery.
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