Fundraising drive set up for Kildare man (26) battling cancer for third time

Life-saving treatment in the US

Sarah Peppard


Sarah Peppard


Fundraising drive set up for Kildare man (26) battling cancer for third time

Mel Murphy and Mick Mullan

A fundraising campaign has been set up for a young Kildare man fighting cancer for the third time.

Michael (Mick) Mullan from Eadestown is currently receiving life-saving treatment in Dana–Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The targeted chemotherapy is not available in Ireland.

Fundraisers galore are being set up by family members at home to try raise much needed funds for Mick’s treatment abroad. 

The first of many events takes place on April 19. ‘Laugh for Mick’, a comedy gig, will be on in the Laughter Lounge, Dublin.

Mick graduated with a masters in law from one of America’s most prestigious institutions in Massachusetts, Harvard, last year.

Mick Mullan on graduation day from Harvard Law School 

As a baby, 16 months old, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma with a 1 in 4 chance of survival. After chemotherapy, surgery and a bone marrow transplant, Mick remained cancer free until he turned 22.

He was then diagnosed with renal cell cancer in 2013 while studying at Trinity College in Dublin.

Despite this, he graduated with an honors degree, and earned a scholarship into Harvard Law School.

Since November 2015, he has been fighting metastasized renal cell cancer, and is still battling through.

The son of Patrick and Patricia Mullan of Eadestown, Mick attended Rathmore National School and Naas CBS, and played GAA for the local club.

He has two brothers, Ciaran and Dermot, and girlfriend of nine years, Mel Murphy from Ballymore.

If you would like to support Mick, a link to his GoFundMe page can be found here.


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