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18th Nov 2022

A special showing of Vicky Phelan: In Her Own Words will air this Sunday

It will air this weekend.

A special showing of Vicky Phelan: In Her Own Words is set to air this Sunday on Virgin Media in the wake of her tragic death.

Airing on Virgin Media One this Sunday, 20th November at 10:30pm, the special will bring viewers through the hardships Vicky faced as she fought for life saving treatment and battled her case in court.

The documentary looks back at an extended interview with Vicky as she discusses the 221+ support group, her fight for life-saving treatment and finding happiness and strength in the toughest of times.

The cervical cancer campaigner passed away at the age of 48 on Monday.

The Limerick native was among the hundreds of women impacted by the CervicalCheck scandal. Vicky underwent a smear test in 2011, and was given the all-clear. However, in 2014, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. It wasn’t until 2017 that Vicky was informed that the initial test was incorrect.

Vicky sued Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc, Austin, Texas for the incorrect result and the case settled for €2.5 million.

Since becoming ill, Vicky has been a fervent advocate for women’s health in Ireland. She was also one of the founding members of the 221+ support group.

Vicky leaves behind her husband Jim, and her children Amelia and Darragh.

Last month, Vicky led tributes to her friend, Lynsey Bennett, who was also impacted by the CervicalCheck scandal. At the time, she announced that she was not doing well.