Family make presentation to honour Bridie

To honour the memory of his wife, a Rathmore man has presented a cheque to the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association.

On Monday 22nd April at the Oaks Hotel Killarney John O’Neill and his extended family presented a Cheque for 1,650.00 euros to Christy Lehane on behalf of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. This money was donated in lieu of flowers at the funeral of John’s beloved wife Bridie who passed away from Motor Neurone Disease on the 7th November 2018.

Bridie was a much loved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend and Neighbour and bore her suffering with great dignity and courage. The O Neill family thank sincerely Katie Kinsella the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association Specialist nurse for the care and attention to Bridie during her illness, they are also very grateful to the local medical professionals and backup services who were always there for Bridie and her family.

Special mention has to be given to Bridie’s two great friends namely Margaret Hickey and Kathleen Kelleher for their support and kindness down through the years, but most especially during Bridie’s final illness.

Finally the O’Neill family want to thank all from Rathmore and the wider Sliabh Luachra area who supported them during this difficult time and also for donating so generously to this presentation. On behalf of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association Christy Lehane thanked John O’Neill and his family and all those who contributed to this huge cheque presentation and told all present that this money will go towards funding a recently created 4th IMNDA specialist nurse to care for our Motor Neurone sufferers.      

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