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Paddy Kevane
Breda’s brother Paddy Kevane

A young Tralee woman, whose family had lobbied for an ICU bed to be found for her so she could undergo a life-saving operation, has died.

Breda Kevane, who turned 19 years old this month, died this morning.

Last month, Breda’s brother Paddy launched a campaign #Bed4Breda to move her from University Hospital Kerry to a facility with a suitable intensive care unit for her needs.

The teenager needed to be in ICU as she awaited urgent surgery on her airways.

A suitable bed was found at Cork University Hospital and Breda was moved there on March 31st.

She passed away this morning.

Her brother Paddy released a statement saying, she passed away in his arms, surrounded by her family.

Paddy thanked everyone for their support over the past few weeks.