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Kenny Tynan

On Monday

Kenny Tynan, who has a brain tumour and obtained a licence for cannabis oil but has been told his cost will not be reimbursed, wrote on his FB page:

“”d like to thank Prof. Micheal Barry of St James for my wonderful totally avoidable seizure last night. It was traumatic for my wife and my 11 yr old son.

Traumatic in the sense that at any time they could be fatal for me. I wouldn’t mind but I had taken my conventional anti convulsant about 40 mins before I seized. Goes to show how well they are working.

Waiting over 3 weeks for a response to an appeal that blew his reasons for denial of reimbursement out of the water.

You would think the money was coming out of his own pocket. Just over a month left on my licence too…’

Yesterday, Kenny wrote:

“An Angel has stepped forward last minute and offered to pay for my medicinal cannabis. Thank you heavenly Father for putting this person in my path. The world works in mysterious ways. Namaste.’

Kenny Tyanan (Facebook)

Johnny Keenan writes:

This is indeed a great day for Kenny. That is 100% well deserved. Never underestimate what good people are watching and listening from the sidelines and want to make a substantial difference when and where they can.

However its another dark day for Simon Harris Fine Gael government and more importantly thousands of other Irish citizens who need and want the right to use medical cannabis.

A right that is afforded to most of our brothers and sisters across the western world but unfairly ignored by our corporate government.

It is extremely important to remember that Professor Michael Barry Consultant at St James’s hospital Dublin stated to Kenny that his recommendation would be that the Irish health Board and or HSE would not be in a position to pay for the Medical Cannabis Kenny required.

They (sorry the Irish tax payer) would still be in a position to continue to pay for anticonvulsant pharmaceutical drugs. The same drugs that don’t seem to be working for Kenny and have side effects for him.

The question now is and still remains why would Irish consultants whose salaries are paid for by the Irish tax payer and working on behalf of our HSE give licences to people in need of medical cannabis and then expect them to pay thousands of euro to receive this medicine.

Then to add insult to injury expect these patients of cannabis to travel outside their country to get that medicine.

So let’s please make a concerted effort to force pressure on our legislators to sign into law ASAP that Irish citizens have the right to use medical cannabis at a reasonable cost to them and the Irish people.

Previously: Kenny Tynan on Broadsheet

A two-minute highlight from Thursday’s Broadsheet on the Telly.

Cork-based cannabis oil activist Vera Twomey recalls meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the ‘People of the Year’ Awards last April.

Vera secured a cannabis oil licence for her daughter Ava, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, after a three-year long battle.

The part of Vera’s award speech directed at Mr Varadkar was cut out by RTÉ in a highlighted tweet from the station on the night, but can be watched here

Vera appeared on the ‘telly’ with brain tumor sufferer Kenny Tynan, who, despite securing a licence, has been told costs obtaining the oil (approx €5,000 every three months) will not be reimbursed.

Full show here.

Thanks Dermot Bohan

Last night.

An emotional update from Kenny Tynan, who who has a brain tumour and has permission to use cannabis oil under licence for seizure control, on the latest frustrating developments in his efforts to secure and pay for the oil.

Strong language.

Kenny Tynan (Facebook)

Previously: Kenny Tynan on Broadsheet

Above from left: Gino Kenny TD, Vera Twomey, barrister Niall Neligan, Kenny Tynan and and pro-medicinal cannabis GP, Dr Garreth McGovern

This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

The launch of [legalise cannabis  group] Fweed’s ’21st Century Approach to Regulating Cannabis’ by law academic Niall Neligan with independent TD Gino Kenny, activists Vera Twomey, Kenny Tynan and medic Dr Garreth McGovern.

At 3pm, parents of children, and individuals, in need of medicinal cannabis are invited to meet TDs in the Dáil, Noreen O’Neill,  whose son Michael suffers seizures from bilateral frontal polymicrogyria, will describe her struggle to get oil for him.

Fweed

Yesterday: A Chance To Talk About Medicinal Cannabis

Previously: Vera Twomey on Broadsheet

Update:

G’wan the Vera and Kenny.

From top: from left: Gino Kenny, Vera Twomey, Hazel Robinson and Kenny Tynan; from left: Johnny Keenan, Vera Twomey  and Mike Cunningham in Athlone last Sunday. Above: Kenny addressing a rally in Athlone.

Last night.

Longford, County Longford.

A rally and march across Longford town to promote the legalisation of cannabis.

Kenny Tynan, who has brain tumour and recently had his cannabis oil seized, was joined by friends, family and fellow activists Vera Twomey, Gino Kenny TD, Hazel Robinson Mike Cunningham and Johnny Keenan (him off the telly!) to urge the easing of access to medicinal cannabis.

Kenny Tynan

Previously: Athlone He Stands

Kenny Tynan

Free Sunday at 3pm?

In Athlone, County Westmeath?

A march for local man Kenny Tynan and his efforts to obtain medicinal cannabis.

Johnny writes:

Kenny, who has brain cancer, had his medication seized by authorities in Dublin, Kenny’s life is literally dependent on the medicinal cannabis oil he has been using. Meeting point at Athlone castle /St. Peter’s Church going to St. Mary’s Square.

Athlone Protest for Kenny Tynan (Facebook)

‘I’m Not Ready To Die Yet’ (Roscommon Herald)