When Lily, an 8 year old girl from Cork, presented with a lump on her shoulder, she was referred locally for a CT scan.
The scan confirmed her parent’s worst nightmare- Lily had a tumour. A biopsy revealed a low-grade sarcoma tumour. Surgery was required to remove it.
Her treatment took her to Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital. “The staff at Cappagh took us through each step of what was required for surgery- this was of great comfort to us as we knew she was in good hands” – Lily’s Mum Rita said.
When the surgery was performed, the incredible team at Cappagh Hospital were able to remove all of the tumour tissue – six weeks later Lily was ready to return to school.
“Everything, from the moment we went into Cappagh was taken care of. They were our support system throughout that time and we cannot thank them enough.” – John, Lily’s Dad.
The equipment used to perform this surgery was purchased with your donations.
Thank you for helping Lily and her family.
In 2018 and 2019, Cappagh Hospital Foundation is raising funds to purchase a dedicated CT scanner.