Farren on his way to Mexico

Greencastle man Mark Farren is en-route to Mexico where he will remain for at last a month to receive specialist cancer treatment.

Mark Farren pictured with his parents Kathleen and Michael.

Mark Farren pictured with his parents Kathleen and Michael.

An an interview with this week’s Inishowen Independent, Mark’s mother Kathleen says she will miss her son ‘terribly’ while he’s away.

“We just hope and trust and pray to God that everything goes well for him.

“We’ll miss him terribly, but we know this is something he has to do; he doesn’t have a choice.

The 33-year old former footballer, who is battling an aggressive brain tumour, left Inishowen bound for New York on Monday and will arrive in the Mexican city of Tijuana this weekend.

Travelling with his wife Terri and a physiotherapist, Mark must make the journey to Mexico in stages to allow his brain time to recover for possible swelling cause by air travel.

On his 12,000-mile round trip, Mark takes with him the good wishes of his family, friends and the wider community.

See the digital edition for more on this story, including an interview with Mark’s mother Kathleen and details of a charity match at Moville Celtic’s Glencrow grounds tomorrow night, Friday 29 May.


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Damian Dowds

Damian studied at NUI Maynooth and worked with Intel Ireland on graduation. Followings stints as a civil servant in Leinster House, and with magazine publisher Ashville Media, he returned to Inishowen to set up the Inishowen Independent in 2007.