Majella marks another cancer-free
MAJELLA O'Donnell has
celebrated another cancer-free birthday with husband
Daniel as the couple sail through south east Asia on
their luxury world cruise.
Majella, who underwent a double mastectomy for
breast cancer in 2014, celebrated her 56th birthday
on Thursday aboard the Seabourn Soujourn cruise
liner as it arrived in Malaysia.
The couple dressed up for the happy occasion with
Daniel (54) even sporting a smart, black bow-tie for
the special birthday dinner he organised for his
Majella, meanwhile, chose an elegant black ensemble
with minimal jewellery.
"Had a wonderful birthday thanks to my wonderful
husband. Thanks for all the good wishes," Majella
beamed as she tweeted followers with a photograph of
the happy occasion.
Cruise control: Majella O'Donnell
celebrates another birthday milestone on the high
mother-of-two has been inundated with birthday
messages as she celebrated a second birthday
"Happy birthday Majella. Every birthday is so
special when you have had and beaten cancer," wrote
one well wisher.
The O'Donnells have been voyaging around the world
for over three months on the trip-of-a-lifetime that
was planned during Majella's cancer treatment.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of
53 in the summer of 2013. At the time, her singer
husband expressed his relief that the cancer was
caught "in the early stages" and that they were
hopeful of a full recovery.
Majella fought the disease head-on and publicly
shared her cancer journey with the Irish public
while giving hope to thousands of other sufferers.
She raised more than 600,000 euro for the Irish
Cancer Society after bravely having her head shaved
live on 'The Late, Late Show' in September 2013.
The Donegal couple are now enjoying the closing
stages of their round-the-world trip having most
recently visited countries including Singapore,
Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. Next stop on
their journey is the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the country star took time out to ask
fans to vote for his drummer of five years, Nigel
Connell, who has made it through to the semi-finals
of 'The Voice of Ireland' on RTE One.
"He needs your votes this Sunday to get him through
to the final," Daniel told his legions of Facebook