Wednesday 22 November 2017

Finally, hope of operation for brave scoliosis teen Megan

Megan Ryan from Dooradoyle, Co Limerick, and her mum Sharon. Photo: Liam BurkePress 22
Megan Ryan from Dooradoyle, Co Limerick, and her mum Sharon. Photo: Liam BurkePress 22
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

The brave teenager waiting for life-changing surgery is due to finally have her operation this week.

Megan Halvey Ryan (13), who moved the nation when she appeared on RTÉ's 'Living on the List' documentary, has been living in pain for years.

The Limerick teen, who suffers from scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine) bravely revealed the full extent of the suffering she experienced, prompting Health Minister Simon Harris to pledge changes in the system.

Now, her family are hopeful that she will finally undergo her surgery tomorrow in Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Dublin.

"Hopefully all going well we will be heading up in the morning once we get a phone call to confirm the bed is available," her mother Sharon said.

"[We are] hoping things go smoothly this time as Megan has been through enough, she deserves a bit of luck.

"The whole of Limerick will be lighting candles."

A previous date which was provisionally scheduled for the surgery earlier this month was deferred due to a more urgent case requiring attention.

Irish Independent

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