Kay McKeon

Kay McKeon

PPI Council Member

Kay McKeon had been living in New Zealand for eight years and was only 39 when she diagnosed with Breast Cancer in June 2017. A very fit outdoor enthusiast, the news that she had Breast Cancer came as a complete shock.

After three operations Kay returned to live in Ireland in November 2017. She has continued with her adjuvant therapy here, being informed, questioning all sides and figuring out what feels right is the best way for her to feel comfortable with the steps she has had to take with the disease.

Catching her cancers early meant her prognosis was positive. She wishes to spread the message of how being proactive changed and saved her life. It made all the difference.

Kay has always believed in using her creativity, work experience, and life skills to enhance her life and the lives of others. Cancer has taken her life in a different direction. She is passionate about patient advocacy and is using her experiences to grow and learn in new directions.

Kay is a Graphic Designer who graduated from IADT with Distinction in 2004. Having a strong work ethic, she has amassed over 15 years’ experience working in design practises while also completing freelance work. 


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