Hero Kilkenny campaigner gets month-long break from US treatment to visit kids
Hero cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has confirmed she will be coming home to see her children, family and friends later this summer.
The Mooncoin mother-of-two, who is currenty in the US undergoing a trial cancer treatment, broke the news to her Instagram followers, after she admitted thinking about her children was making her “very upset”.
Vicky has been in the US since early January undergoing a new cancer treatment, called M7824, at the National Institute of Health facility in Maryland.
In her latest Instagram video, the 46-year-old said: “When we (medical team) were finished dealing with my immediate situation and agreed on my treatment plan today (I am still only getting half the dose today) then I broached the subject of me going home in the summer to see my kids and my family and friends.
“I got very upset as I was talking about how much I miss my kids and how I need to see them. My poor doctor didn’t know where to look!
“His response was exactly what I need to hear right now. He told me that he will definitely get me home for at least a month in the summer to see my kids. I really, really needed to hear that today.
“I have been struggling over the past 2-3 weeks because I could not see an end in sight or countdown to a specific date in the future when I would see my kids again.
“At least now I know that I will be heading home sometime in July which is only 9 weeks away. I can DO that 👊👊👊,” Vicky added.
The Kilkenny woman was greeted with another surprise yesterday when Ireland’s favourite wannabe astronaut, Adam King, who is himself recovering from a spell in hospital, took time out to send Vicky one of his famous ‘Virtual Hug’ cards.
A delighted Vicky said: “THANK YOU Adam for your beautiful card and for thinking of me. I was so delighted to get a card from you ❤.”