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11th Apr 2023

Saoirse Ruane’s family in disbelief after doctor’s find recurrent tumour

The family of Saoirse Ruane has shared a heartbreaking update.

During Saoirse Ruane’s recent routine review, doctors discovered a recurrent tumour.

Her heartbroken mother shared the devastating update on Instagram over the Easter weekend. She said they’ve hit “another bump in the road”.

“Last Wednesday 5th April we attended Crumlin for Saoírse’s routine review. It’s only 15 weeks since her last scan & although we’re always cautious in the run-up to these reviews, we always remain hopeful.”

Her mum said Saoirse has been in great health recently. She also said she has never looked better.

Saoirse has even felt well enough to return to camogie.

“When we arrived in Crumlin I knew Ollie was apprehensive but I felt everything was ok. I said my rosary in the car en route & while Ollie went into the CT scan with her, I continued the prayers as did he.”

“On completion, the radiologist requested we head back over to X-ray for a further chest X-ray. This wasn’t the norm so immediately we were on high alert! We queried the need for this X-ray in our heads not being able to discuss anything around Saoírse to prevent her from worry.”

“Little did we know our world was about to fall apart ALL OVER AGAIN.”

Roseanna said she spoke directly to the consultant. He confirmed they found a recurrent tumour.

Roseanna said, “I felt it all wash over me in disbelief. But there on the screen was her X-ray, staring me in the face, there was no denying this recurrent tumour. Her 3rd to date.”

The mum and her family are completely heartbroken following Saoirse’s diagnosis.

“She’s been to war so many times, she’s fought so hard, it’s so unfair. Saoírse’s words on hearing this news “why me, why is my life so horrible”. It’s a horrible feeling, that heart-wrenching feeling of “deja vu”, disbelief, shock, physically wanting to vomit & feeling numb. Comforting her but not being able to protect her breaks us.”

Her mum confirmed they will travel to Dublin for more scans this week. They will then wait for Saoirse’s medical team to come up with a plan.

Roseanna and her family have asked the public to keep Saoirse in their prayers during this distressing time.

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