She says, "In 2015, I had two discectomies in 10 months which is quite rare for somebody my age! I spent a month in UCLH, London before getting transferred by air ambulance back to Dublin and spent 3 months in hospital having physio and rehab. In December that year, I finally got home walking with a walking frame and using a wheelchair. Since then I have spent a further month in another hospital receiving intensive physio and am delighted to be back walking again after 8 months of using a wheelchair and walking aids !! The only aid I now use is a splint in my foot and sometimes crutches for a bit of support".
Musicians from far and wide got involved in the marathon session and their wonderful efforts help raise her donation of €2,233.45 to St Raphael's Ward.
Enormous thanks to Mary and her family, friends and community and wish her continued success with her recovery.