Denise Ryan, 34, has spent six years battling a potentially terminal illness that has caused serious damage to her digestive tract and immune system. Being fed through a tube and at one stage bed bound in her parents home, she drastically needs to travel to Seattle for treatment.
Aaron McMahon was told his brain tumor was terminal by Irish medical staff and that nothing else could be done for his cancer. Thanks to fundraising, he has now undergone life-saving surgery in the US.
“You can imagine the personal excitement for me and the realization that I was at the center of what appeared to be a very, very, major discovery," says Anthony Murphy, the man behind last week's phenomenal henge discovery near Newgrange.