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Three years ago I was working as an obese, fatigued, and run-down A&E nurse who had just become an emergency patient in her own department while at work. With a resting heart rate of nearly 200 beats per minute, high blood pressure, and atrial fibrillation diagnosis, things were not looking good at all. Holding down a very stressful and challenging career as well as studying herbal medicine, all while supporting a household of several young adults, had taken its toll.
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In September 2020 the Folan family from Oranmore with friends, will take on the challenge of travelling the iconic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, USA. They do so with the aim of benefitting two local charities which have helped them overcome adversity.
The head of a national meningitis support and awareness organisation is appealing to the public to be vigilant in the wake of an increase in meningococcal disease (the leading cause of meningitis in this country) recently.
Will you get a kick out of supporting local charities Rosabel’s Rooms & ACT for Meningitis?
Galway-based charity ACT for Meningitis were accredited with All-Star charity status at a leading business summit in Croke Park last week.
They say it is better to have loved and lost than never have loved at all. The day Aoibhe Carroll was born and placed in her parents' arms, they felt a love like they never knew existed. They had four wonderful years of love, hugs, happiness, and cherished memories before she was cruelly taken from them in April 2008. Now, 10 years on in a decade in which her parents established the ACT for Meningitis charity, we hear how losing her daughter has impacted on her mother's life, how she has gained the strength to live with this loss and how, in the face of such tragedy, she has built a legacy that is not only saving lives but is rebuilding the futures of others on that same horrific journey.
Meningitis is sadly back in the news this week with the death of a little girl in Navan. You can do your bit to help raise awareness of the symptoms next month by taking part in a special running of the Remembering Aoibhe Renville Challenge which this year marks a decade since the loss of little Aoibhe Carroll.
The charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is warning Galway people that cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over Christmas.
Olivia Lavelle became a psychological support volunteer at the Sexual Assault Treatment unit in Galway three years ago. She had completed a masters in the Psychology of Education - her thesis was on sex education - and applied for a community employment scheme position in administration at Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC). From there, she went on to becoming a volunteer with the organisation.