We are a large group of people from Ireland and around the world. We are bonded by a common desire to do everything that we possibly can to help Kieran and his family navigate their way through this battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma.
Our good friend, Kieran O’Connor (39), former Aghada GAA & Cork Senior Footballer, requires support to help him and his family with current living and future medical expenses. Kieran is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma Cancer and faces possible travel abroad for additional medical expertise.
On 2nd October 2017, after what started out as a throbbing pain in his right ankle, Kieran was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma.
Ewing’s Sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer and even rarer in adults. Kieran & his wife Sinead were also due their 3rd baby at the time of diagnosis. Baby James was born 3 weeks later and Kieran began his treatment within days. Kieran went through aggressive chemotherapy for 3-4 months to shrink the tumour enough so that the surgeons could proceed with his operation.
On 14th February 2018, the surgeon operated on the tumour, shaved off 110mm of bone and attached ligaments as part of the repair.
The operation went well, but the healing process was long and painful. Intensive Chemotherapy resumed after a month and went on until the end of July 2018.