Connect with us

News

Ronan’s home in time for Christmas

Published

on

GOING HOME: Ronan Foley pictured with medical staff as he prepares to leave Crumlin Children's Hospital to return home in time for Christmas.

By Michelle Crean

It was the best present the Foley family could have ever wished for - having Ronan home in time for Christmas. The 15-year-old, who underwent hours of spinal surgery weeks ago to correct a 130 degree curve in his spine which he had waited almost two years for - finally got his wish to be at home with his family by Christmas.

His father Tony this week told the Killarney Advertiser that "it's like a weight has been lifted" off of the family.

"Each day he's getting better and better," Tony said. "It's like a fog has lifted for us. His weight is up to what it was before and he's singing again. He's back to his old self and we couldn't have asked for more."

Ronan underwent the operation three weeks ago, but is recovering faster than the family ever expected.
"He's is a bit sore but he's doing really well. He's now sitting up straight for up to two hours a day."

Tony explained that Ronan now has a 25 to 30 degree curve in his spine following the procedure.

"It's undetectable. It was 130 degrees when he got the surgery done - we only found this out the day after his operation."

It's now hoped, depending on restrictions in place and Ronan's progress that he can go back to St Francis Special School in the New Year.

"It's all COVID dependent. He'll have six weeks recovery by then and he has an appointment to review everything in Crumlin in January," Tony said.

And he added that he'd like to thank everyone who helped them publicise their campaign for 'Ronan's Op Now'.

"There's too many to thank individually but we couldn't have done it without everyone's support. Also, a huge thanks to Pat Kiely, Ronan's surgeon, and all his team in Crumlin."

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

Published

on

0218974_Unknown-16.jpeg

 

The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

Published

on

0219212_Unknown-15.jpeg

By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending