Midleton native Aaron McMahon (17) was told earlier this year that his condition, a cancerous brain tumour known as chordoma, was terminal.
Having exhausted every avenue, and following treatment in Germany and Ireland, his father contacted chordoma experts in the US, who agreed to take Aaron’s case.
He will travel to the US on June 9, before consulting with doctors over there on June 11 and 12, with surgery expected to take place at the end of July.
Aaron began writing a song when he found out that his cancer had returned and was terminal.
The school’s music teacher, James Walsh, performed the song with his band Goldfish Syndrome, in front of Aaron, his family, friends, teachers and the wider Midleton community.