Page 36 - Support Magazine Autumn 2017
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                                                              BY GERALDINE BOWEN

                                                      Connie Brosnan, Mike Kiely, Teresa Looney, Dr. Claire Donoghue and (front) Orla Hogan
                                            knowledge that he could impart to   Keohane, Roscarberry.
                                            the new members and officers.         At our November support session
                                              We extend our deepest sympathy    members of the Transplant team will
                                            to June, Trevor and Maria. Ar deis Dé  be there to talk to patients about the
                                 Teddy O’Neill
                                            go raibh a hanam Dílis.             importance of keeping fit post-
                                                                                transplant and the opportunities that
        TEDDY O’NEILL                       WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES              are available to you. Next year’s
        We open the Autumn edition of the     We had two representatives from   European Transplant and Dialysis
        Cork news with a tribute to our late  the branch at this year’s World   games will be held in Sardinia from
        Chairman and Board Member Teddy     Transplant Games in Malaga, Board   June 17th-24th so there is plenty of
        O’Neill, RIP. Teddy died suddenly on  member Michael Kiely, Mitchelstown  time to get yourselves fit.
        June 12th. Teddy and his wife June  and Chairperson Pat O’Sullivan,
        were the backbone of the Cork       Mallow. It was a first games for both  SUMMER PROMOTION EVENTS
        branch for over 25 years. We owe    participants. Two other Cork men      On the August Bank Holiday
        both of them our deepest gratitude  were at the Games, liver transplant  Funcheon Vintage Club ran a vintage
        for keeping the Cork branch going for  patients Charlie Ryan, Cobh and Mike  tractor run and the IKA Cork branch
        many years when others may have let
        it disappear from existence.
           Teddy gave many years as the
        Chairperson and also served as an
        Officer on the National Board. He was
        the longest ever serving Board
        member and was always in the Cork
        corner fighting for what was best for
        Cork and its patients. These years
        culminated in the building of the new
        Renal and Cardiac unit in Cork in
           Throughout the building of the unit
        Teddy was to the fore in ensuring
        everything would be right for the
        patients. In his last address to the
        branch, at the AGM in 2015, Teddy
        said that at last I have got the
        televisions into 4C. We will miss Teddy
        at our branch and his depth of            Cork members of Transplant Team Ireland, Mike Keohane, Charlie Ryan, Pat O’Sullivan and Mike Kiely
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