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Sarahs heroic fundraising for Mater

September 8th, 2015 7:15 AM

By Southern Star Team

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By Kieran O’Mahony

A RINGASKIDDY woman who underwent a heart transplant in 2012 has so far raised over €22,000 for the Mater Hospital’s Heart & Lung Unit and she’s not stopping yet – she’s planning another fundraiser later this month.

‘I underwent a heart transplant in 2012 and without the dedicated team of professionals that cared for me in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, I would not be here today,’ said Sarah Jordan speaking to The Southern Star.

‘Being in hospital for three months was unfortunate but I saw first hand the long hours and great work the doctors and nurses put in. I know that funding is vital to make life more comfortable for patients and that new equipment is badly needed for the Heart & Lung Unit.’

Before the transplant Sarah’s heart was working at a mere 16% capacity and she could not walk and talk at the same time or even socialize with her friends.

‘I was lucky that the third heart offered to me was a perfect match,’ Sarah added.

Sarah’s courageous efforts in fundraising have also been praised by Mary Moorhead, chief executive of the Mater Foundation.

‘Sarah and her family are truly an inspiration. To have been through so much and to stay strong and focused on helping others now in the same situation is a testament to them,’ said Mary.

‘The health system in Ireland is in need of support and the bottom line is there is a shortage of resources. The generosity of donors such as Sarah and her friends and family goes a long way to helping the Mater Hospital remain at the forefront of Irish healthcare.’

Since her operation Sarah and her family have been constantly fundraising for the Heart and Lung Unit and they will host a ‘Ceol Le Croí’ fundraiser in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Thursday September 17th at 7.30pm.

The evening promises a night of fun and glamour with John Healy from TV3’s ‘The Restaurant’ acting as MC for the night.

The night begins with a wine reception followed by live music with Deja Vú, singer Pa Curran and dancing with Oceans 6.

Tickets are €20 and are available from the Carrigaline Court Hotel, and Walsh’s Allcare Pharmacy on Main Street in the town.

You can also call Sarah on 087- 7641896.

By Kieran O’Mahony

A RINGASKIDDY woman who underwent a heart transplant in 2012 has so far raised over €22,000 for the Mater Hospital’s Heart & Lung Unit and she’s not stopping yet – she’s planning another fundraiser later this month.

‘I underwent a heart transplant in 2012 and without the dedicated team of professionals that cared for me in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, I would not be here today,’ said Sarah Jordan speaking to The Southern Star.

‘Being in hospital for three months was unfortunate but I saw first hand the long hours and great work the doctors and nurses put in. I know that funding is vital to make life more comfortable for patients and that new equipment is badly needed for the Heart & Lung Unit.’

Before the transplant Sarah’s heart was working at a mere 16% capacity and she could not walk and talk at the same time or even socialize with her friends.

‘I was lucky that the third heart offered to me was a perfect match,’ Sarah added.

Sarah’s courageous efforts in fundraising have also been praised by Mary Moorhead, chief executive of the Mater Foundation.

‘Sarah and her family are truly an inspiration. To have been through so much and to stay strong and focused on helping others now in the same situation is a testament to them,’ said Mary.

‘The health system in Ireland is in need of support and the bottom line is there is a shortage of resources. The generosity of donors such as Sarah and her friends and family goes a long way to helping the Mater Hospital remain at the forefront of Irish healthcare.’

Since her operation Sarah and her family have been constantly fundraising for the Heart and Lung Unit and they will host a ‘Ceol Le Croí’ fundraiser in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Thursday September 17th at 7.30pm.

The evening promises a night of fun and glamour with John Healy from TV3’s ‘The Restaurant’ acting as MC for the night.

The night begins with a wine reception followed by live music with Deja Vú, singer Pa Curran and dancing with Oceans 6.

Tickets are €20 and are available from the Carrigaline Court Hotel, and Walsh’s Allcare Pharmacy on Main Street in the town.

You can also call Sarah on 087- 7641896.

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