June 20th, 2013

“It’s amazing how adaptable we are when we have to be. It’s what separates us and defines us as human beings”

A new film “I AM BREATHING” tells the true story of Neil Platt, a young 33 year old father from Yorkshire who found out he was dying from motor neurone disease (MND) just months after the birth of his son Oscar. Within one year, Neil becomes paralysed from the neck down. As his body fails, he tries to make sense of his life in order to communicate who he is in a letter to his one-year-old son.

Through this documentary, Neil wanted to raise awareness of MND and this was the focus of his last few months. We want to make Neil’s vision come true. On the 21stof June, MND Global Awareness Day, this film is been screened all over the world and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) with Stoney Road Films are hosting the Irish screening of Neil’s story in the Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7 at 6pm.

Following the screening of this hard hitting film there will be a Q & A session with Professor Orla Hardiman, Head of Neurology at Trinity College and the IMNDA’s Patron Jimmy Magee. A short clip from the film’s directors will also be shown; a drinks reception will finish the evening.

We wish to invite you to join us on Global Awareness Day to witness Neil’s and many others story. There will also be a screening held in the Town Hall, Galway on Sunday 30thJune at 8pm.

For more information please contact Maeve Leahy or Gemma Watts on 01 873 0422. Please support us this Global Awareness Day.

“If I am to turn this mild spring breeze of a campaign into the wind that uprooted trees and demolished houses, I am really going to need your help” – Neil Platt.

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