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Colm Murray raised 'enormous awareness' about devastating MND

There are over 300 people with MND in Ireland.

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TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN pouring in for RTÉ sports reporter Colm Murray who passed away at the age of 61 on Monday.

The Westmeath native had been battling with motor neurone disease for the past three years.

To help raise awareness of the debilitative disease, Murray took part in many fund-raising opportunities by the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).

“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 in Ireland.

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