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Funding ground-breaking surgery

A CLARE woman is to undergo ground-breaking surgery in the Mater Hospital, Dublin in her battle with bowel cancer. Thirty-nine-year-old Úna Sherlock has lived in Cratloe for seven years with her husband, Dave, who is originally from Shannon, and their three children. Úna’s sister, Gráinne O’Donoghue, has set up a Go Fund Me page to help alleviate some of the costs incurred due to Úna’s surgery. Úna was diagnosed on March 22, 2016 with stage four bowel cancer. “At the time, we were told it was inoperable and incurable. Since her diagnosis, Úna has undergone 42 sessions of aggressive chemotherapy and throughout this horrendous treatment regime, she has been nothing but strong, positive, self-less and 100% committed to fighting this devastating disease,” Gráinne outlined. “Now, despite all odds, Úna has been given a chance. She has responded much better than anticipated to chemotherapy. Her upcoming surgery will be the first time it has ever been performed in Ireland. The surgery …

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O’Dea on the mend

ENNIS born internationally-renowned artist Mick O’Dea has described his recent accident, which left him with serious injuries, as a “very close call.” The award-winning artist was brought to the Mater Hospital for surgery after an accident on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in January. He said he was “very lucky” to have escaped with his life. Mr O’Dea is now recovering at his home in Dublin, having spent a week in hospital, where he spent a number of days in intensive care. “I just have to take it easy now for a couple more weeks and try and heal,” he told The Clare Champion. He said the impact “shattered” his spleen, which had to be surgically removed. He praised the surgical team and all at the Mater Hospital saying “they saved me”. The accident occurred on January 17 when Mr O’Dea was cycling on O’Connell Street. He recalled, “I was cycling along O’Connell Street and somebody walked out in front of me …

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