IN THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - FRONT PAGE - By SINEAD KELLE­HER

KERRY man Ross Hurley is in a fight for sur­vival af­ter the shock di­ag­no­sis of pan­cre­atic can­cer in Oc­to­ber - the can­cer which is known as a si­lent killer.

His life and that of his wife, Nina, was turned up­side down with the di­ag­no­sis, which came af­ter Ross be­came jaun­diced - some­thing he had put down to an un­healthy life­style. Hav­ing un­der­gone a num­ber of tests, all re­turned clear but it wasn’t un­til a ju­nior doc­tor tested for can­cer mark­ers that Ross learned of his fate.

“A friend told me I didn’t look well but af­ter scans and tests, noth­ing came up but fi­nally it was dis­cov­ered,” ex­plains Ross.

The cou­ple, who live in Cal­li­nafercy, have now opted to try and get im­munother­apy to fight the can­cer and the only way to do this is by trav­el­ling abroad for the treat­ment which is not avail­able in Ire­land for this type of can­cer. “I just want to live life. This is my only chance and we are plead­ing for help to raise the funds for my treat­ment,” he said.

A Go Fund Me page is now on­line: Help Ross beat pan­cre­atic can­cer.

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