JOSEPH McGarrigle, the man who prompted the biggest fund-raising drive in Strabane’s history, will today (Thursday) jet off for the treatment he hopes will save his life.
It is six months since the 31-year-old was dealt a brutal blow – that the cancer he beat three years previously had returned and he now had less than a year to live.
The news spurred an entire community into action, and since November more than £105,000 has been raised for the ‘Joe McGarrigle Stayin’ Alive Fund’. Across Ireland, Britain and even America, fundraisers have been held to finance the treatment Joseph needs for a particularly aggressive form of cancer.
At 5.20pm today Joseph will fly to London before travelling on to Dubai and then to a clinic in China which specialises in dealing with the rare cancer type he has been battling.
Read the full story in this week's Strabane Chronicle
To read this full story visit your local newsagent and pick up your copy of this week's Strabane Chronicle.