"We laughed. We cried": Vicky Phelan meets Charlie Bird 11 months ago

"We laughed. We cried": Vicky Phelan meets Charlie Bird

"We made plans to meet again"

Vicky Phelan has shared touching photos from her meeting with journalist Charlie Bird.

The cervical cancer campaigner and the reporter met this week following Charlie's harrowing interview on The Late Late Show.

Vicky said the pair laughed, cried, and hugged when they met.

Alongside the images of the pair, Vicky wrote, "The tea & scones have been had. The conversation flowed. We laughed. We cried."

Vicky shared, "We hugged (apologies in advance to the Covid brigade!) We made plans to meet again."

"Charlie Bird is as nice as he comes across though he is definitely a bit bossy," she added.

Charlie even convinced Vicky to climb Croagh Patrick with him.

 

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"I have also been roped in to climb Croagh Patrick with Charlie & his wife Claire and the whole of Ireland, it appears."

Charlie had previously hailed Vicky Phelan as one of his heroes. He expressed his hope to one day meet the inspirational mum-of-two.

Vicky promised the pair would meet up and they finally did.

She praised the journalist for being so open and honest after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

“You were so vulnerable sharing so openly the terror of living with a disease that you know is going to take everything from you - your voice, your swallow, your mobility...yet your love of life, family and friends shone through," she shared.

"I have no doubt that you brought comfort to so many,” Vicky added.

She couldn't be more right. The entire nation has praised Charlie Bird for his bravery and honesty following his interview.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy, he said that he is living in a "nightmare".

“I love people, I love my friends, and I want to spend as much time as I can with all of them.

He added, "I want to see my five grandkids grow up. I want my two daughters to be with me for as long as possible."