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Is Ronan's wait finally over?

Foleys believe happy end in sight

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Ronan Foley, Killorglin, with his parents Caroline and Tony. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Ronan Foley, Killorglin, with his parents Caroline and Tony. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Ronan Foley (centre) with dad Tony and St Oliver’s Principal Rory D’Arcy. Back from left: Mum Caroline; Catherine Doyle; Colm Ó Muircheártaigh and Noreen Sheehan

Ronan Foley (centre) with dad Tony and St Oliver’s Principal Rory D’Arcy. Back from left: Mum Caroline; Catherine Doyle; Colm Ó Muircheártaigh and Noreen Sheehan

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Ronan Foley, Killorglin, with his parents Caroline and Tony. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Ronan Foley’s agonising wait for vital surgery may finally be drawing to a close as his parents received a September 24 operation date for their 14-year-old son.

It’s almost 1,000 days since an assessment process into the Killorglin boy’s developing spinal curvature began in March 2018, and this curvature went from 42 degrees to 90 degrees in the two years that followed.

Despite several false dawns since being identified as a priority case in October 2018 – most notably the cancellation of a provisional surgery date for March of this year – his father, Tony, this week said his family is delighted to receive the date and believes the end of the ordeal is finally in sight.