June 23, 2021

Megan was the real winner at Limerick mini-marathon

first_imgMedTech sector can thrive in region – Cook Medical event told Email Advertisement Megan Halvey-Ryan was so frail and in so much pain this time last year that she couldn’t walk, go the school, spend time with her friends or even eat.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Now she has two titanium rods keeping her spine straight and twenty-seven screws holding them in place after life-changing spinal surgery last March.Megan became the focus of national attention after an RTÉ television Prime Time special on hospital waiting lists revealed how her young life had been destroyed by scoliosis (curvature of the spine) as she waited years for an operation. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alice O’Dwyer, Cook Group Europe, congratulating Louise O’Rourke who was the first company employee to cross the finishing. Facebook WhatsApp Michelle Finn was first across the finishing line at the mini-marathon. Previous articleBabies remembered at Limerick maternity serviceNext articleLimerick river and lake water quality warning Editor 1 of 5 University of Limerick hosts Enterprise Excellence Conference The Cook Medical Limerick Mini Marathon 2017 gets under way at the University of Limerick. Only six months after undergoing major surgery in Crumlin Hospital, Megan started training for the 10k to raise vital funds for Straight Ahead, a charity founded by her surgeon Dr Pat Kiely, that facilitates medical professionals donating their free time to help children.Although she was unable to run on the road or take part in contact sports, she trained for the mini-marathon on the treadmill in her school gym at Villiers.She was joined on today’s run by her mother Sharon who is raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House, which provides accommodation, care and support for families of ill children being treated in Crumlin.“They were fantastic to us while Megan was in hospital,” Sharon said.2,500 women took part in the event which was sponsored by Cook Medical, and comprised of two races, one a 5km run, the other 10km at the University of Limerick (UL).With a finishing time of 35 minutes and 44 seconds, Michelle Finn, a physical education lecturer at the University of Limerick, was first home in a time of 35 minutes and 44 seconds with Limerick AC runner Hilka Kaatra in second place.center_img LimerickPost Show | Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon Launch Linkedin Cook Medical continues to support STEM in Limerick schools NewsHealthMegan was the real winner at Limerick mini-marathonBy Editor – October 29, 2017 4927 Print Limerick Institute of Technology part of new innovative partnership Naomi Grace Adams supporting her mum Stephanie at the women’s mini-marathon. Megan Halvey Ryan with her mother Sharon at the Cook Medical Limerick Mini Marathon.Although UL lecturer Michelle Finn was first to cross the finishing line in today’s Limerick Women’s Mini-Marathon, the real winner was a 14-year-old schoolgirl whose participation in the event was a testimony to her courage and determination. TAGScook medicalCrumlin HospitalDr Pat KielyLimerick mini-marathonMegan Halvey RyanPrime TImeRonald McDonald HousescoliosisStraight AheadsurgeryVilliers Alan Kennedy, Newport; Jackie Kennedy, Dooradoyle and Declan Bromell, South Circular Road at the mini-marathon. Medtech sector amongst top five in world Twitterlast_img

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