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Great News As Courageous Ciaran Comes Back Home After Illness

It’s great news for Ciaran, his family, and his friends..

At the start of September, we published an article highlighting how a young Wexford footballer’s life was turned upside down after he had taken ill.

Ciaran was a fit, healthy, young man who looked after himself.

All of a sudden, Ciaran was clinging to his life in ICU and put in an induced coma. His body was starting to fail but thanks to the fast work of his doctors it was discovered his liver had failed and he needed a liver transplant. 

A GoFundMe was set up for Bunclody native Ciaran and over €65,000 was donated via that fundraising platform to help with his recovery.

His father, Brian Kavanagh, issued a positive update this morning as he welcomed Ciaran back home to Bunclody.

“Ciarán is now home with us as of last night. He really enjoyed his mug of tea and his bed when he got home. We paid a quick visit to the pitch to say hello to the boss of GAA. He is in good form and will take a while to settle back into normality; obviously, he needs to be careful with his low immune system and will see people slowly, but surely and nothing will be stopping him from going to the lads final this Sunday. He has a long road ahead and he is ready to take it on. Thanks very much to everyone from us all at home here,” he said.

Ciaran is still at the start of his recovery.

He was blind in one eye and continues to require ongoing dialysis, however, the positive news is that “his sight in the left eye is improving.”

He will need intensive rehabilitation, physiotherapy, optomology and nephrology to have any chance to recover to a level where he will get back to some quality of life.

For anyone wishing to help, donations are still being accepted via the GoFundMe here.

A charity GAA tournament is also being organised in HWH Bunclody GAA to raise funds for Ciaran’s recovery.

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