Blayney folk are delighted by success of Ciaran’s miracle surgery

12 August 2010 No Comments by The Northern Standard

RESIDENTS in the Co. Monaghan border town of Castleblayney were delighted last weekend with news of the success of the life-saving surgery last March on eleven-years-old Ciaran Finn-Lynch, a grandson of legendary local Irish showband leader, the late Maurice Lynch.

The top surgical team arranged for a press briefing at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, prior to Ciaran’s discharge after the world’s first successful trachea transplant, with an implanted organ miraculously developed from the young boy’s own stem cells.

Members of the wider family circle in Castleblayney, as well as in the UK, were overjoyed by the successful outcome of the life-saving surgery.

And smiling Ciaran, whose windpipe was rebuilt with his own stem cells, was in a very happy mood as he posed for media pictures with his parents, Colleen and Paul, at the London hospital.

The pioneering surgery to rebuild Ciaran’s windpipe, using his own stem cells, was hailed an international success last weekend as the success of the surgical team was highlighted by medical journals, newspapers and TV stations across the globe.

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