It has been confirmed that much-needed surgery by Jason Hanlon will take place this autumn.
Earlier this summer, Elizabeth Hanlon boldly launched a public campaign to get support for her 26-year-old son, who needs surgery right away because of the acute pain he is experiencing from scoliosis.
The operation was previously reduced indefinitely to the consternation of the family.
Yesterday the family received a letter from the head operator in the hospital of Tallaght in which Jason confirmed the operation.
An emotional Elizabeth Hanlon thanked everyone who supported and helped the family in this way in any way.
"I can not express the emotions in the house today and last night," she said.
She said that if Jason could say that he would thank everyone who helped himself.