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Meetings to help people with lung problems

SINEAD GRIFFIN

Published 28/11/2012 | 09:15

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Launching the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association Kerry patient group who will meet on the last Saturday of every month at 3pm at the Carlton hotel, Tralee front from left: Joan Beirne and Lily Murphy. Back from left: Adrian Murphy, Michael Horan and Niall...

THE Kerry branch of the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association is inviting anyone with the condition to pop along to their monthly meetings in Tralee.

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The association was set up by a small group of people who have experienced lung fibrosis or a related illness, including Ballybunion local Niall Horgan, a transplant recipient of seven years, and 72-yearold Adrian Murphy, who received his new set of lungs only 10 weeks ago and became the oldest person to be transplanted so far. Also in the group are Joan Beirne and Michael Horan from Tralee, who are both on the transplant list.

The informal meetings take place at Tralee's Carlton Hotel at 3pm on the last Saturday of every month.

"We try and help each other through experiences and provide as much encouragement to each other as possible," said group member Michael Horan.

"The meetings are very informal and usually consist of a chat and a cup of coffee".

For more information you can call Joan Beirne 086-3530310, Michael Horan 087-1336406, Adrian Murphy 087-2421004 or Niall Horgan 087-6928279.

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