On sale now. A collection of poetry, prose and sketches from Naas Creative Writers’ Group. Local authors, local stories and local poems.
The perfect stocking-filler for Christmas. Just €10 a copy and percentage of the profits will go to the Michael Mullan Cancer Fund.
Available from Barker & Jones Naas, Farrell & Nephew Newbridge, Woodbine Books Kilcullen, The University Bookshop Maynooth, and The Blessington Bookstore.
"Such a breadth and depth of material, and such a wide-ranging collection, this has turned out to be!
...there is a new treasure on every page. Wonderful evocations of a Kildare and of a world gone past
— but fondly remembered— jostle shoulders with writing which evokes the most contemporary face
of Ireland and the county." Orla McAlinden
Michael (Mick) is a 26 year old who is battling cancer for the third time.
"There should never be a price put on someone’s life, but for me that’s my reality."
As a baby, 16 months old, Michael was diagnosed with neuroblastoma with a 1 in 4 chance of survival. After chemotherapy, surgery and a bone marrow transplant, Michael remained cancer free until he turned 22.
In his final year at Trinity College, where he was studying Law & Business, Michael was sadly diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma which required surgery (partial nephrectomy). Michael still managed to graduate with top grades, earning a scholarship to Harvard Law School to complete his Masters in Law.
Four months after moving to Boston with his girlfriend of 9 years, Mel, Michael was diagnosed with a rare form of metastasized renal cell cancer. Luckily Michael was in the right city at the right time as new treatments were newly approved for his cancer. Unfortunately, this targeted chemotherapy is not available in Ireland. Michael's doctors have advised him that he needs to remain in the US to continue receiving essential life-saving treatment.
We appreciate all the help and support received to date. Thank you.
Newest update July 23rd:
"Stage 4, incurable, metastasized cancer can’t stop our warrior Mick!
In 2015, we never thought we would see this day. Beating all the odds, Mick has been feeling great this past month and married his childhood sweetheart. A big thank you to our families and the Cotter family for making this day possible. The Cotter family have not only been a huge support to us and an inspiration, but they also hosted our wedding in their garden. The Cotters, along with their family and friends, kindly organized the beach to the flowers and everything in between. It was a magical day and we are forever thankful to each person who made this day possible.
Thanks to Rory, Mick’s cousin, and Cat for capturing our day so beautifully.
Back to reality next week, with scans, bloods, appointments and an EKG. Again thanks to Dr Choueiri, Dr Brandoff and Mick’s team at Dana Farber for the ongoing care, support and treatment."