Joan McDermott’s Fundraiser for the Liver Unit


Joan McDermott from County Leitrim, along with family and friends, took part in the Cara Bundoran 2017 Run in early March to fundraise for the Liver Unit here in St. Vincent’s.  Joan’s efforts raised the fantastic total of €3,810.00.

Joan identified her motivation for doing this:

“After having spent a few months in The Liver Unit in St Vincent’s Hospital, I can see how vital it is to try and raise funds for this very worthy cause. I received a liver transplant in 2016 and have been doing very well since Thank God. I have since returned to work and am doing and enjoying all the things with my family and friends that I hadn’t been able to do beforehand. I am so grateful, that I promised myself leaving the hospital that I would try and do some fundraising to give something back in return.
And also, I want to highlight the importance of carrying donor cards, and letting your family members know of your wishes regarding organ donation.”

On behalf of our patients we are most grateful to Joan and to her family and friends.


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