“Professor Gerry O’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope”

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance notice of his very popular Sunday evening radio programme on C103 – Sunday, 5th Feb. 2017 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on ‘Where the road takes me’, we broadcast the third and final programme – ‘Professor Gerry O’Sullivan – Surgeon of renown – Legacy of hope’. It’s the conclusion of a look at the life and career of a larger than life, and an outstanding surgeon who passed away five years ago, almost to the day.

This week Michael O’Mahony from Glasheen speaks about his friendship with Gerry o’Sullivan, and how he arrived at his daughter’s wedding directly after performing a nine hour cancer operation.

At the Cork Cancer Research Centre which he founded in 1999, we discover that his office had to face West towards his beloved village of Caheragh. We meet some of the principal investigators here who tell us about their current work, and how they are also determined to discover cures for cancer which Gerry was adamant could be found with hard work and no excuses.

His wife Breeda tells us about her shock when they returned from a visit to the States to be told that her husband’s cancer had returned even more aggressively than before.

And his son Eoghan and daughter Orla on how their involvement and interaction with the Research Centre is a tangible link to the memory of their father.

Join John Greene on Where the road takes me, this Sunday evening at 7pm on C103.

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