Operation Walk Ireland completes second charitable mission – proudly sponsored in part by Affidea Ireland

Affidea Ireland is proud to support Operation Walk Ireland, a charity whose mission is to perform hip and knee replacements for patients with advanced arthritis who would otherwise not have access to this life-changing surgery, in developing countries such as Vietnam.

Elizabeth Connolly, a nurse from Tallaght Hospital, said; “I can’t believe we’ve finished mission 2 of Operation Walk 2019 – the charity’s biggest mission ever with over 100 joint replacements completed.”

“It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions with hectic days and nights, but I can honestly say that after 8 years of nursing it has been one of my best experiences. The gratitude and joy I have seen in our Vietnamese patients has been truly humbling. Seeing a patient unable to walk pre-operatively, carried on family members’ backs, getting up with minimal assistance the day after surgery is incredible. It’s really what Operation Walk is all about!”

“The teamwork, camaraderie and fun that has developed amongst the team has been brilliant, working together like we’ve been colleagues for years. It’s so inspiring to see how a common goal and passion can overcome any obstacles.”

I will always be so grateful that I got the chance to be part of the mission and could not recommend it enough to other healthcare workers, or anybody who wants to help. I hope that I will be able to return again next year to continue with Operation Walk’s amazing work. Thanks so much to Affidea for all of your help and support.

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