– Lynda O'Mahony 'thought she would die before Christmas' –

On Monday, at the beginning of the new school term, Mitchelstown native Lynda O’Mahony walked her ten-year-old daughter to school for the first time in a long time.

At the end last year she thought she would die before Christmas. The mother of two said she feels like she has been 'reborn' after having a life saving liver transplant. 

Speaking to The Avondhu, Ms O’Mahony, who now lives in Cork city, said she appreciates the simple things in life like being able to walk unaided. Before her surgery on December 10, 2016, she was bed bound, in a wheelchair or walking with an aid. 

On Thursday of this week, she will appear on RTE’s 'Today with Maura and Daithi', to tell the story of how her life was saved by the transplant. The story has captivated the nation in the past week, as Ms O’Mahony has appeared in the national media, including RTE Radio 1’s 'Today with Sean O’Rourke' programme. 

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