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The Leaders

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Hazel Hartigan

47 year old Hazel Hartigan, originally from Wexford, settled in Limerick when she married her husband Richard. Hazel has two children, Tommy, 20 and Grace, 14. They also had twin daughters, who are never far from their thoughts. Tragically Niamh was still born and her sister Chloe lived for five years. Hazel dream was always to be a nurse and in 2015 she returned to college and graduated in January 2019. Working as a full time staff nurse in St. John’s Hospital Limerick, Hazel wants to be fabulous at 48 and 2021 is her year to do it.

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Paul Devaney

41 year old Paul Devaney hails from Tuam, Co Galway. His is married to Mary and they have two daughters Machaela and Katie. Paul has been an avid viewer of Operation Transformation over the years. Working for a construction company, Paul spends much of his week on the road. Due to Paul’s poor eating habits on the road and lack of regular exercise his weight has gradually increased. With his family and community 100% behind him, Paul wants to make 2021 his year for change

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Sharon Gaffney

Sharon Gaffney, 44 lives in Drimnagh, Dublin with her three children, 15 year old Paige and 10 year old twin sons, Max and Leo. A divorcee, Sharon is Director of Finance and Organisation Services in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin. Running a busy household and working full time has seen Sharon neglect her health and wellbeing. She has lost her confidence, 2021 will be the year that Sharon gets her mojo back.

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Andrew Burke Hannon

Andrew is 33 years old. He lives in his native Clondalkin with his husband Jason and his parents. Andrew was bullied during his school years, which was extremely difficult for him. During this time he love for Baton Twirling grew, resulting in him becoming a champion. Andrew works for Nestle Ireland and has been working from home since the arrival of Covid-19 to Ireland. Diagnosed with an under active thyroid in his early 20’s, Andrew wants 2021 to be the year that he takes control of his health and wellbeing once and for all.

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Susuana Komolafe

Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Susuana moved to Ireland with her son and daughter just over 18 years ago. Adapting to a different culture and lifestyle, her diet changed considerably over the years. She is very fond of her cups of tea with a biscuit and tends to have chips with her dinner most days. Exercise is not Susuana’s friend and she really wants to change this. She loves her curves, but is conscious that in 2021 she needs to adapt a better food and diet plan to improve her long term health.

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