The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) is greatly saddened by the news that RTE Broadcaster has passed away at the age of 61 from Motor Neurone Disease. The IMNDA wish to offer it’s condolences to Colm’s family, friends and relatives. Colm was a very brave and inspirational man and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this very sad time.
“Colm was a great advocate for the MND community and created enormous awareness around this devastating condition. His courageous battle gave strength to others living with Motor Neurone Disease,” said Aisling Farrell, CEO IMNDA
MND is a progressive neurological condition that leaves people unable to do the everyday things that the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible. MND strikes people of all ages and there is no cure. There are over 300 people with MND at any one time in Ireland.
The IMNDA is dedicated to providing care for people with Motor Neurone Disease, their carers and families as well as supporting research into the causes and treatments of MND. In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and friends of the association who generate 80% of its income.