Patricia McColgan

Patricia’s son Rory was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008. After the completion of his treatment, it became clear that there were no follow-up supports in place to help survivors enjoy the best possible quality of life and to address the late effects of treatment. Patricia co-founded CanCare4Living with fellow parent Garry Owens, to advocate for survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer. She is passionate about the power of collaboration and keeping the voice of those with lived experience central to any discussion about them.

CanCare4Living merged with Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland in August 2022 and Patricia continues that work now under the charity’s new name of Childhood Cancer Ireland.