Majella to share breast cancer
MAJELLA O’Donnell will
share details of her breast cancer journey when she
hosts a special event later this week.
McElhinney’s of Ballybofey have invited people to
their lingerie department as part of Breast Cancer
Awareness month, to hear Majella’s story of survival
including her double mastectomy and the challenges
facing patients diagnosed with the disease.
Attendees will also get
to hear from experts who work in the area of
post-surgery prosthesis and bra-fitting.
Mother-of-two and grand-mother Majella (57) received
the shock diagnosis of breast cancer in the summer
She raised some €600K for the Irish Cancer Society
after having her head shaved live on RTE’s Late,
Late Show in September that year, at the start of
her chemotherapy treatment.
The Tipperary-native underwent a double mastectomy
and reconstruction surgery five months later and was
delighted to receive the all-clear from the disease
later in 2014.
Majella has previously campaigned for the
strengthening of services at the specialist Breast
Cancer North West clinic at Letterkenny University
Hospital and recently spoke of her fear of the
‘An Afternoon with Majella O’Donnell’ including
refreshments will take place at McElhinney’s,
Ballybofey, on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 12pm