LIFESAVER; Mum thanks readers as American finds the cash for Megan's heart operation.LITTLE Megan Burke is to have her lifesaving heart operation thanks to an American charity.
Last night overjoyed o·ver·joy
tr.v. o·ver·joyed, o·ver·joy·ing, o·ver·joys
To fill with joy; delight.
o mum Anna thanked Irish Mirror readers for their support as the Rotary Club of America agreed to foot the bill for the surgery.
An Irish American I´rish A`mer´i`can
1. A native of Ireland who has become an American citizen; also, a child or descendant of such a person. member of the charity was on holiday here when he learned about hole-in-the-heart sufferer Megan, 14 months, who has been refused surgery until she has a cardiac arrest cardiac arrest
Abbr. CA A sudden cessation of cardiac function, resulting in loss of effective circulation.
A condition in which the heart stops functioning. . He persuaded colleagues in America to fund an operation for her in the States.
Mum-of-three Anna said last night: "This is just brilliant news. It's more than we hoped for and it means Megan can have a normal life. The man has been in contact with the Rotary Club in Waterford and he confirmed that there was a meeting in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of where it was agreed that Megan should have the operation.
"This man is going to call here in the next few days and I've already contacted Crumlin Children's Hospital A children's hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children. The number of children's hospitals proliferated in the 20th century, as pediatric medical and surgical specialties separated from internal medicine and adult surgical specialties. so Megan's files can be sent to America."
She added: "I'd like to thank the Irish Mirror for highlighting Megan's case and all the readers for their generosity.
"Without that article in the paper I don't think anything would have been done. Now we have been given new hope and, please God, Megan will get well."
Irish Mirror readers helped donate pounds 11,000 after we revealed Crumlin Children's Hospital could not afford to operate on the baby until she became an emergency case after a heart attack. Megan's only hope was a pounds 25,000 operation at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) was founded in London in 1852. There are a few institutions which pre-date it as providing care for children, although not in-patient beds.
Yesterday, Crumlin backtracked and said Megan could have the op in August. Anna said: "Someone put pressure on the hospital because they didn't want it to be seen that Megan had to leave the country to have the op. But I'm taking Megan to America."