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Telling children was toughest battle -Majella

Daniel and Majella O'Donnell at home last year.

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell at home last year.

BY C.J.MCGINLEY

MAJELLA O’Donnell has revealed the hardest thing about her battle with cancer was having to tell her children.

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Daniel’s wife reveals her torment in her new book ‘It’s all In The Head’ which she will sign copies of in Easons in Letterkenny today (Monday) at 12.30pm

“That night, when I went to bed, all I could think about was telling my children. I new that if I heard that about my mother, I would have been distraught. They would probably think I was going to die.

“I started to cry. Daniel put his arms around me and held me and said nothing. There was nothing he could say and I’m glad he realised that was all I needed at the time,” she said.

Son and daughter Michael and Siobhan were in London at the time and herself and Daniel traveled to see them.

And despite preparing herself to tell them, Majella said the words just wouldn’t come to her.

“The words just wouldn’t come out. I could feel the tears well up inside me and thankfully Daniel realised what was happening and he told them.”
 

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