Cystic fibrosis activist Jillian McNulty has said she is finally making the journey to Beaumont Hospital for a kidney transplant.
s McNulty, 46, of Co Longford, who needs kidney dialysis three times a week, has been on a transplant waiting list for the past several years.
She has opened up about her journey with the chronic illness and the impact the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have had on her health.
Ms McNulty was discharged from hospital on Thursday and allowed to go home after six weeks on dialysis.
She then shared an update yesterday, telling followers that she had been “rehired” for a transplant.
The keen activist revealed on Twitter this afternoon how she had received a life-changing call from the hospital on the beach in Enniscrone, Co Sligo.
“I got a call from Beaumont that there’s a kidney for me, so now I have to go, straight from Enniscrone, pack a few things at home and go to Dublin,” she said, squealing with delight
“I have to be there by 5:30/6pm oh my god wish me luck.”
Ms McNulty also thanked the Gardaí in Longford who are accompanying her to Dublin, she said: “Thanks to Longford @GardaTraffic for escorting me to Beaumont Hospital for my new kidney!! Just left Longford #transplant.”
writing in Irish Independent Ms McNulty has shared how, since her initial diagnosis, she has defied the odds throughout her life while battling CF, asthma, diabetes and kidney failure.
“When I was born, my mother was told that my CF was so severe that I would not live to be more than four or five years old. But here I am at almost 45 and I’m fine. I’ve defied doctors all my life. It’s a miracle I’m alive,” she wrote last year.
https://www.independent.ie/news/its-happening-cystic-fibrosis-campaigner-jillian-mcnulty-gets-life-changing-kidney-transplant-call-41925257.html ‘It’s happening’ – Cystic fibrosis activist Jillian McNulty receives a life-changing call for a kidney transplant