In December 2020, our wonderful Meabh was diagnosed with advanced and aggressive melanoma, a form of skin cancer.  Meabh had just undergone a biopsy on a small growth on her scalp and within a fortnight was told that not only had the cancer spread through her body but it had reached Stage 4 and was tragically, incurable.

Meabh is only 25 years old and is a doting Mum to a beautiful little boy, Noah. Noah is a little bundle of energy, full of cheeky smiles, who turned 3 in February. 

Meabh has already undergone extensive head and neck surgery and a hip replacement procedure to remove some of the cancerous tumours.  Unfortunately the surgery and ongoing immunotherapy treatment has not yielded the hoped for results.  Meabh’s condition has deteriorated and the cancer has continued to spread rapidly throughout her body.  With remission no longer a possibility, her oncology team has advised her to make the journey home to Ireland to spend the remainder of her time with loved ones. 

Meabh and her family are now coming to terms with the life-limiting nature of her diagnoses and are hoping that with treatment her life can be extended so that she can spend as much time as possible creating some amazing memories with Noah, family and friends.

Many of Meabh's friends and relatives both in Ireland,  Australia, and elsewhere have contacted us to offer their help and support at this time.  After discussion with Meabh and her family, we believe this is a direct and beneficial way that people can help if they have the capacity to do so.  Meabh will not be able to return to work and the capacity to continue her treatment and meet associated future medical costs will not be possible without financial assistance. 

Meabh is bearing the weight of an immense emotional burden, both herself and Noah are currently without the love, care, and support of most of her immediate family. Donations will help with getting Meabh and Noah the help and support they need, both immediately and over the course of Meabh’s ongoing treatment.

Meabh’s world has been turned upside down in such a short period of time and she is tragically unfortunate to be in this heart-breaking situation at such a young age.  She is facing so much uncertainty yet manages every day to maintain a positive attitude and a fighting spirit that we can only say is inspirational. She will battle this disease every inch of the way and will give everything for her little boy.

Your donation, however little or large, will help, and on behalf of Meabh and Noah your love and giving is truly appreciated. 

Thank you,

Aoife (Meabh’s sister) & Kevin (Meabh’s uncle) & Orla (Meabh's auntie)

Fundraising team (3)

Orla Feerick 
Raised €29,540 from 258 donations
Ballinrobe, County Mayo
Kevin Feerick 
Team member
Raised €4,270 from 66 donations
Shauna Feerick 
Team member
Raised €655 from 14 donations
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