Not only did Hugh O'Brien bring colour to the wonderful town of Cahir and surrounding areas but over the years he has brought so much colour to the many lives that he selflessly touched on a daily basis.
Hugh O'Brien is a 52-year-old man who has the kindest, caring most beautiful soul. He is a positive force and brings light and happiness to everyone who has the pleasure of knowing him. Hugh dedicated his life to his business and family and was always on hand to help everyone he could.
In 2018 Hugh's life changed overnight, he collapsed and was taken to hospital and within days had brain surgery and was diagnosed with a grade IV glioblastoma(brain tumour). It was not easy for Hugh, he underwent radiation and chemo to try to shrink the tumour, but unfortunately chemo had to stop as it was affecting his liver functions.
Hugh has remained so upbeat and positive regardless and has continued to fight. Due to his illness Hugh could not continue to work so eventually he had to let go of the one thing he strived for all his life -his business. In 2020 Hugh's beloved business was liquidated and everything he worked for left the yard.
He continued with his fight without treatment and until recently was doing quite well. Hugh's condition has suddenly deteriorated, there is no further treatment options for him and the families only aim is to keep him comfortable and safe, but to do this they need to make adjustments to their home.
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