Stephen Kirk-woods (Stevo’s journey to recovery) Passed away battling Brain Tumor

Stephen Kirk-woods

Stephen Kirk-Woods Death: Stevo a resident of Carrickmacross, peacefully passed away, with the comforting presence of his loving family by his side.

Stevo died after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. Stevo’s story was one of resilience, courage, and determination in the face of adversity. His journey touched the lives of many, serving as a source of inspiration and hope for those facing similar challenges.

In this article, we will delve further into his life, his remarkable journey, and the impact he had on the lives of those who followed his story.

Stephen Kirk-woods passed away peacefully

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Stephen Kirk-Woods, affectionately known as “Stevo.” He peacefully departed this world at 1:15 a.m., leaving behind a legacy of strength and resilience that touched the lives of many. Stephen’s passing is a result of stage 4 Glioma, a type of tumor that originates in the brain and spinal cord.

Stevo’s journey to recovery, documented on his Facebook page, was an inspirational testament to his unwavering spirit in the face of adversity. Through his personal battles, he became a beacon of hope for countless individuals who followed his story.

While Stevo may no longer be with us, the impact of his journey and the indomitable courage he displayed will continue to inspire and uplift those who knew him.

Stevo passed peacefully at 1:15am. He is now with Mammy & Alibaba Our warrior & king is in pain no more.

What is Glioma?

Glioma is a type of tumor that originates in the brain or spinal cord, composed of cells resembling healthy glial cells. These tumors can grow and exert pressure on brain or spinal cord tissue, leading to various symptoms depending on the affected area. Gliomas encompass various types, some slow-growing and non-cancerous, while others are malignant, spreading rapidly and invading healthy brain tissue. The specific glioma type helps determine the severity and guides treatment, which typically includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and other interventions.

“Battling Brain Tumor: A Mother and Son’s Journey for Hope and Survival”

In December 2021, Jean, a single mother of two boys, faced a devastating turn of events when her youngest son, 18-year-old Stephen, began experiencing neck pain.

In a short span of time, Stephen’s life took a drastic and heartbreaking turn as doctors diagnosed him with a stage 4 tumor located on the stem of his brain.

Stephen had to undergo three surgeries to remove most of the tumor, and a permanent shunt was inserted to manage the fluid buildup. Unfortunately, these procedures also had a significant impact on Stephen’s eyesight and balance.

To make matters even more challenging, Jean and Stephen received the devastating news that his condition was deemed incurable in Ireland.

Undeterred, they embarked on a journey of extensive research and consultations, eventually connecting with a hospital in the United States where a young boy from Donegal was experiencing promising results.

Stephen’s Fight for Survival: A Mother’s Plea for Help

However, the opportunity for treatment in the U.S. comes at an overwhelming cost of €300,000. As a result, Jean and Stephen are reaching out to the public for support and assistance in their quest to access this potentially life-saving program.

It’s difficult to express such a plea in writing, let alone in person, but this opportunity represents Stephen’s best chance for survival. Jean, like any loving mother, is willing to share her story and seek the support of the people of Ireland.

Jean and Stephen currently live together, and Jean, who has worked tirelessly throughout her life to provide for her boys, now finds herself unable to work as she dedicates her time to caring for her youngest son.

This unexpected twist of fate has turned their world upside down. Stephen’s journey toward recovery will be arduous, but he possesses remarkable determination and a strong will to conquer his illness, with the ultimate goal of reuniting with his family and friends as soon as possible.

Funeral details for Stephen Kirk-Woods

Date of Passing: Friday, 13th October 2023.

Location: 5 Cúirt Droim Ard, Convent Lands, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Reposing at his residence: 5 Cúirt Droim Ard, A81 DD83, on Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m.

Removal: Monday morning at 10:15 am, proceeding on foot via the Bridge to St Joseph’s Church, Carrickmacross (A81 K253).

Funeral Mass: Scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Carrickmacross.

Burial: After the Funeral Mass, the burial will be held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Carrickmacross.

Livestream of Funeral Mass: The Funeral Mass can be viewed by clicking the church link on Carrickmacross Parish’s website.

Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carrick Cancer online via

Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this difficult time, and we remember Stevo with admiration and gratitude for the lessons he shared with us all. May his gentle soul rest in peace.


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