Life-savers are thanked
A Castle Douglas woman has thanked the medical staff who helped save her life.
Wendy McCleary, 48, ended up in hospital after being diagnosed with the rare auto-immune disease Goodpasture syndrome, which affects the kidneys and lungs and can be deadly if not treated quickly enough.
And on Friday she returned to the Mountainhall Treatment Centre, in Dumfries, to hand over the £2,020 proceeds of a fundraiser she organised for the renal unit.
Wendy, who is now back at work in Tesco in Castle Douglas, said: “I thought it was a bad cough but it went on for five months so I knew it was something more.
“They told me how bad it could have been and it was very worrying.
“I was in for six days over New Year and back in May for 11 days with pleurisy. I’ve been told it can stay in your system for up to two years.”
As a thank you to medical staff, Wendy and her family organised a fun evening at the new clubhouse at Threave Rovers’ Meadow Park ground.
Eighty tickets were sold with lots of people volunteering to help out.
She said: “I wanted to say thank you to them so organised a night of entertainment. My brother-in-law got a band together and we also had a raffle and raised £2,020.”
Funds Wendy McCleary presents a cheque to Dr Michael Kelly and nurse Wendy Brown. Also pictured are Michelle McCleary with her son Murray McCracken and Wendy’s husband Colin