Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan: 'My next scan is just before Christmas'
Published 24/09/2015 | 12:55
The newly crowned Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan who is remission from cancer has said she is due to undergo a check-up scan before Christmas.
The Meath native (22) was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma weeks before her Leaving Cert began. And though she says she is in the "height of her health" now, she still undergoes health checks.
"My next scan will be just before Christmas. I'm a really stubborn person and I can work myself off the wall. But you can't help anyone else before you help yourself."
"I do have to mind myself, but thank you God, I'm in the height of my health," she told 2fm at the National Ploughing Championships this morning.
In her role as the Rose of Tralee, Elysha recently visited Kerry's palliative care centre where met "heroes" who were both patients and staff.
“I went back to Tralee which was lovely to experience it without the hubbub. I spent a few hours in a palliative care centre and that was amazing because I met people who are going through life’s challenges but they’re not sad, they’re such uplifted people, and I came away feeling so grateful for everything around me.”
“The doctors and nurses are my heroes, and it was great to spend that time with them because I wouldn’t get that time normally.”
In one month, the Meath native (22) will visit India to visit street children with the charity Hope Foundation.