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Vicky Phelan arrives home to Ireland after spending six months in the US undergoing treatment

Vicky Phelan (Photo: Fergal Phillips)

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has arrived home to Ireland after spending six months in the US undergoing treatment.

The mum-of-two flew over to the Maryland in the US where she had been taking part in an immunotherapy clinical trial of a new drug at the National Institute of Health.

She received the news from her doctor last week that she could return to Ireland for a month to spend time with her family and friends.

Vicky confirmed that she had hit Irish soil once again in an Instagram post where she shared a photo looking out of the plane’s window followed by a selection of snaps of her family welcoming her home in a private suite at Dublin Airport.

Captioning the post, the Limerick native wrote: “HOME...At last! I arrived home to Ireland in the early hours of this morning.

“I would like to thank the staff of @aerlingus particularly @clare.galligan.lennon for looking after me so well on the flight from Boston. THANK YOU.

“I would also like to thank the amazing staff at Platinum Services at @dublinairport especially Damien and Michelle who really pulled out all the stops for me and my family this morning with welcome home banners and balloons. The use of a private suite allowed me to have time and privacy to reunite with my family after 6 months of not seeing them.”

Vicky also thanked her followers for their support and love during her time in the States.

“Finally, I would again like to thank all of YOU for keeping me going over the last few weeks when coming home seemed so far away at times,” she said.

“I will post sporadically until I can (hopefully) move around more freely after my period of quarantine at home in Doonbeg when I will get out and about again.


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