In 2016, 28 year old Anne, a primary school teacher, fell while hiking in Wicklow.
Anne was referred to Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital for an MRI scan due to suspected bone injury. The results of the MRI petrified Anne – they would change her life.
The scan found a tumour in Anne’s leg, suspected to be life threatening. This lead to her leg being amputated. The Staff at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital worked with and supported Anne through this time – from the initial diagnosis to post operation rehabilitation.
After her amputation, Anne had to completely readapt her life, physically, mentally and emotionally.
After months of Chemotherapy, Anne continued her rehabilitation to build her strength – she was determined to get back to her favourite thing – hiking.
Due to funds you raised, an MRI scanner was purchased and installed in Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.
For Anne, this MRI scanner enabled her diagnosis. Without this her outcome could have been different.
“I will never be able to thank all of the Cappagh staff for their kindness and for helping me through this.”
Thank you for helping Anne.