Mark Farren described as a ‘walking miracle’

Mark Farren is escorted onto the pitch by his wife Terri and steward Paul Doherty, before the Derry City Select v N. Ireland select at Brandywell for the Mark Farren Fund.

Mark Farren is escorted onto the pitch by his wife Terri and steward Paul Doherty, before the Derry City Select v N. Ireland select at Brandywell for the Mark Farren Fund.

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STAFF at the specialist cancer clinic in Mexico where Mark Farren is currently undergoing treatment on a life-threatening brain tumour have described the Derry City legend as a ‘walking miracle’.

The Brandywell club’s all time leading goalscorer, his wife Terri-Louise and his nutritionist, Sinead Scott Kelly made the 5,625 mile round trip to the Mexican border city, Tijuana on May 26th last.

Currently in his second week of treatment at the clinic, which claims to offer cures for the disease using largely unconventional methods, Mark is said to be ‘getting on okay’.

Terri-Louise wrote on her Facebook account yesterday (Tuesday) that Mark, who had part of a grade four brain tumour removed last April, ‘still has a long way to go’.

Posting a picture of his daily medical treatment, Terri-Louise said: “It’s been so, so busy here. Mark is getting on ok with his treatments on a daily basis, it’s a slow and gradual process that’s going to take time.

“We still have a long way to go, but it has all started here. We’re glad to be here and, as they say in the clinic, he’s a walking miracle to get this far!

Mark Farren pictured at the airport before setting off on his marathon trek to Tijuana, Mexico where he is currently undergoing specialist treatment on a brain tumour. Mark is pictured with his nutritionist, Sinead Scott Kelly, on left, and his wife, Terri-Louise, right.

Mark Farren pictured at the airport before setting off on his marathon trek to Tijuana, Mexico where he is currently undergoing specialist treatment on a brain tumour. Mark is pictured with his nutritionist, Sinead Scott Kelly, on left, and his wife, Terri-Louise, right.

“Thank you to everyone back home who’s [sic] have all supported us and have been asking for him so far. The events are still continuing back home from what I have been hearing, so thank you all so much.”

We still have a long way to go, but it has all started here. We’re glad to be here and, as they say in the clinic, he’s a walking miracle to get this far!

Terri-Louise Farren