Saturday 1 October 2016

Dublin Mascot Molly McNally reaches another milestone in cancer battle

Published 18/03/2016 | 08:32

Kevin O Brien,Ciaran Kilkenny,Brian Fenton and Philly Ryan from the Dublin Senior GAA Football panel were on hand to share their footballing tips with budding local Docklands GAA fans and players and one very special little Dubs fan, Molly McNally (centre) at a charity meet and greet at the Gibson hotel
Kevin O Brien,Ciaran Kilkenny,Brian Fenton and Philly Ryan from the Dublin Senior GAA Football panel were on hand to share their footballing tips with budding local Docklands GAA fans and players and one very special little Dubs fan, Molly McNally (centre) at a charity meet and greet at the Gibson hotel

Dubs mascot Molly McNally (7) will reach another milestone next week in her battle against cancer.

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The inspirational Balbriggan girl, who is in remission, will finally have her medical tube taken out next Tuesday.

Brave Molly McNally is in remission
Brave Molly McNally is in remission

The tube was fitted to administer chemotherapy, and blood transfusions, and it had to be kept dry.

During her treatment, Molly had to go weekly to Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda to get the dressing done on it. She is very much looking forward to its removal.

Freedom

"Next week is another milestone for her. She has had that in for 28 months," said her dad Gerry (47).

"It will be great for her. It will be that last bit of freedom. She will be able to go to swimming pools.

"Molly is doing very well. She is back in school, and her appetite is very good."

Gerry said that the family travelled to see the Dubs team in Newry last weekend, and she was thrilled to meet some of the players after the match, including goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton.

Meanwhile, the family will now consult with her doctors in Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin as to what will happen next with Molly's treatment.

In January, her end-of-treatment tests and scans came back clear, but the cancer has a very high rate of relapse.

Molly was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer when she was five - just a month after she started school.

To donate to the Molly McNally Trust, text MOLLY to 57802. Texts cost €2.

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