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Friday 20 April 2018

Meadhbh: My life is full of joy. I pray for my liver op donor

Edel O'Connell

MEADHBH McGivern, the schoolgirl who received a life-saving liver transplant three months after missing out on the operation because of botched airlift plans, is all smiles. The pain has gone and she is looking forward to a wonderful birthday -- and Christmas.

Writing exclusively for the Irish Independent today she provides a moving insight into her ordeal, from the heartbreak of the missed operation to the eventual happy ending.

And she says she feels like she knows her donor and prays for them every night.

"I don't know who they were or where they were from. I hope they are in heaven now. It's a strange feeling but it seems like I actually know them."

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