Family aim to bring Lisa home to Tyrone as ‘she’s doing much better’ in US hospital

Lisa with Justine at her 31st party the week before she left
Lisa with Justine at her 31st party the week before she left

The family of a young Coalisland mum, who’s having cancer treatment in the US, is hoping to bring her home after improvements in her condition

Lisa Toner, who has three children, is understood to be doing much better now at the San Francisco hospital where she is staying.

In an effort to reach the £30,000 target for her treatment and flights, fundraisers are being held in both Cookstown and Dungannon in the coming weeks.

Justine McMahon, who is organising a fundraiser for the 31-year-old in Hagan’s Bar Dungannon with two other friends said she is “doing much better” and “the priority now is to bring her home”.

She has also asked everyone to “pray for Lisa”.

The Dungannon fundraiser is to be held on Friday, November 13, while a Cookstown quiz night to raise money for the 31-year-old’s life saving treatment is being held at Mulligan’s bar in Cookstown, and has been put back to its original date of November 19.

All proceeds from the two events will be going to Lisa’s Life Saving Medical Fund.

Heather Mulligan, who is helping to organise the night, said: “Lisa is looking forward to coming home.”

A raffle with prizes like a white gold diamond ring, ladies watch and a nomination bracelet will be up for grabs at the Cookstown quiz.

Tickets for the night are £5 and can be bought from Michelle at Number Eight or Heather Mulligan by calling 028 8676 6001.

The quiz starts at 8pm.

For details on how to donate to Lisa’s fund online go to

https://www.gofundme.com/sx6cng38