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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 @DubPhysiofusion: @walkwhileyoucan Great to see the huge entourage of blue t-shirts today walking from Claremorris to Tuam. Well done al…

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RT @louclav: @walkwhileyoucan @UCDArch getting ready for our trip to Galway tomorrow for some kick ass walking #walkwithtony https://t.co/S…

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A big shout out to the staff in the O'Tooles SuperValu Tuam @SuperValuIRL especially Gary and Mary who organised a… https://t.co/CPwIap0akg

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28km later we got to Tuam!! Thanks to everyone who gave donations along the way!! #everycentcounts https://t.co/tCgxkCIaav

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@UCDLawSchool @ucdscience @UCDforALL @UCDSAdvisers @ucddublin @UCDVO @ucdsocscilaw @UCDCommunity @UCDSU… https://t.co/Vjh9qfPvLg

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RT @lisamellonhead: Absolute honour to wave off the @walkwhileyoucan team on today's journey from Claremorris to Tuam, who are raising fund…

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Our absolute life saver, Michael from The Bike Clinic in Castlebar who yet again fixed Tony's chair after a punctur… https://t.co/1pishlKyTL

Fri Jul 20 12:21:35 - 18 Favorite

RT @caroline_oconn: Hitting the road with @walkwhileyoucan Great to catch up with lots of past @UCDVO volunteers #walkwithtony https://t.co…

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And we are off heading to Tuam today and leaving Claremorris after a wonderful stay in the McWilliam Park Hotel. Th… https://t.co/haNMB0Llma

Fri Jul 20 10:38:28 - 25 Favorite

RT @knockshrine: See Fr Tony Coote speaking during 3pm Mass @KnockShrine, many thanks for stopping by and for being such an inspiration! @w

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Coogan Sall Family - Melbourne

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Anonymous

Good luck on the walk Ann! A very worthy cause!

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Anonymous

Well done all involved!

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Orla

Well done Tony

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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....