Local man Dean O'Farrell tragically passed away on January 11, 2021, due to metastatic terminal oesophageal cancer in Portiuncula hospital.
Dean originally a native of Brackernagh was only 31, and his cancer diagnosis was described as extremely rare in someone so young and extremely aggressive. He only had a short five months from his diagnosis to his passing which he battled through with a smile. Through his family and friend's efforts, they have raised an amazing €12,565 with donations still being accepted until August 1.
Administrator Clare Finn commented: “It is such a privilege for us to be nominated for this amazing, kind and generous iDonate fundraiser at this sad and tragic time. Dean had spoken with his family about his wishes to set up a cancer support group for cancer patients if he won the battle.”
Clare added: “We here at the Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre, Main St offer emotional and practical supports to anyone with a cancer diagnosis. The services we provide include Counselling and Complementary therapies such as acupuncture, reflexology, Cancer Care massage and support groups.”
It is hoped that Dean’s memory will live on through helping others on their cancer journey. May Dean rest in peace and deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him.
Clare closed: “We would like to thank his family Anita, Fiona, Derek, Shauna, Katie, Jamie, Hollie and David and all the wonderful supporters who donated to his fundraiser.”
Donate here and you can contact them on 090 9649767 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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