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Listen out for Fr.Tony Coote on The Ryan Tubridy Show tomorrow (Thursday) morning. He will be talking about 'Walk While You Can'

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Hi Everyone,

Tony Coote is my name. On the Wednesday of the beginning of the recent snow in Ireland, I was told I had Motor Neuron Disease. Like others who have received such news  I was terrified and my body went into shock. Around this time someone asked to remember that, ‘the diagnosis is not the prognosis’. I have repeated that in my head as a mantra every day. I have also committed myself to living each day, looking to the future and choosing to live rather than exist.

 

I am a priest in the Dublin Diocese working in Kilmacud and Mount Merrion parishes. I used to play squash twice a week and was always and the go thinking of the next plan and idea. This illness has slowed me up and for the first time since I was a child I fall over easily and have to watch the ground as I walk.

 

Since I was diagnosed I realised the only medication is 24 years old and that the Motor Neuron Disease Association can only provide three nurses for the whole country with just over 400 people living with this illness. Their salaries are paid for by church gate collections.

 

Rather than just complaining about these facts I want to use my time and my voice to do something about it. To this end we invite you to become part of Walk While You Can, to donate,  walk with us, organise a fundraising event or offer accommodation to around 6 of us doing the whole walk.

 

All funds will be donated for research for new medication RMN and to the IMNDA for the care of those living with the illness.

PLEASE HELP!

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RT @Conor_Dempsey: Great to see a big crowd in Deerpark to support Fr Tony Coote’s 1st @walkwhileyoucan initiative for Motot Neuron Disease…

Sun May 27 15:59:20 - 0 Favorite

@MichaelsCoDub @MrChillr @Conor_Dempsey @BrianODriscoll @kendoherty1997 @RanelaghLife You can donate via the iDonat… https://t.co/rE9FPsxefm

Thu May 24 19:45:54 - 2 Favorite

RT @Conor_Dempsey: Calling #Stillorgan #Mount Merrion #Kilmacud #Goatstown #Clonskeagh #Blackrock residents. Charity & Exercise in aid of M…

Thu May 24 11:34:52 - 0 Favorite

Walk This Way this Sunday 27th May at 3pm in Deerpark (Mount Anville Park Entrance) to raise funds for @IMNDA and R… https://t.co/fk2Bu0rR5S

Thu May 24 09:59:31 - 19 Favorite

RT @walkwhileyoucan: Join @Stillorganvill in their treadmill challenge, taking place from June 21st - 23rd! Register here today 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ ht…

Mon May 21 11:11:38 - 0 Favorite

Join @Stillorganvill in their treadmill challenge, taking place from June 21st - 23rd! Register here today 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️… https://t.co/suD4p64iun

Fri May 18 09:55:47 - 11 Favorite

Please pop in to the Community Centre in Mount Merrion this coming Sunday from 10am - 1pm for the big bring & buy b… https://t.co/vEUhPlPgK4

Fri May 18 09:54:06 - 9 Favorite

A huge thanks to @UCDVO for allowing us to borrow their buckets for all the fantastic #WWYC #WalkWithTony fundraise… https://t.co/ohvzQIIoer

Wed May 16 10:25:07 - 21 Favorite

Thank you to @olgrove @DublinDiocese students for showing their support for #WWYC last week! Yellow is our colour o… https://t.co/UwQxH8FG1f

Mon May 14 09:58:46 - 9 Favorite

Thank you to the 203 amazing supporters who have donated to Walk While You Can so far! We are delighted to now have… https://t.co/bm2YF7jJKK

Mon May 14 09:57:09 - 13 Favorite
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Supporters

240
27-05-2018

Marci Comerford

Heard Fr. Tony on the Ryan Tubridy show. Very moved by his interview. Wish him all the best.

25.00
27-05-2018

Anonymous

Thank you Fr. Tony for your contribution to Mount Merrion parish and best wishes for the walk.

1,000.00
27-05-2018

Anonymous

In support of Fr Tony

100.00
27-05-2018

Anonymous

50.00
27-05-2018

Síne and Dave Proctor

200.00
27-05-2018

Alison Winston

Hello Fr. Tony, So sorry to read this but I am not surprised by the positive attitude you have. I know myself and all the former students from the comprehensive school in Ballymun will support this walk. I will share this with a few people. God bless x

About the Cause

Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
The majority of funds raised from our generous donors and supporters go towards providing services to people with Motor Neurone Disease.  These services include the provision of specialised equipment such as wheelchairs, beds as well as communication aids (many people with MND will lose their speech at some point). The IMNDA also provides financial assistance towards home care. Three MND nurses undertake home visits to our clients across the country. We do not ...
Research Motor Neurone
Research into the causes of Motor Neurone Disease....