Binchy’s final act of charity revealed | Irish Examiner The author’s recipe will be among several featured in the organisation’s cookbook — Sit Down for Dinner, Stand up against Motor Neurone Disease. Hollywood star Gabriel Byrne, President Michael D Higgins, and Irish and Munster rugby legend Paul O’Connell have also contributed recipes. The book will be launched at the association’s gala dinner in Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel on Oct 5.
The paralysed painter who creates masterpieces using just her EYES Sarah Ezekiel, 46, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease 12 years ago Mother-of-two also uses the technology to talk, email, book appointments and contact friends and family Her computer, called a Tobii Eyegaze, works by tracking eye movements via an infrared bar, giving users full mouse control with their eyes. Users then select by blinking or staring for a prolonged period
Betty, a lifelong South Carolinian and a retired school teacher, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in Nov. 2007. From that day forward her daughter, popular television host Nancy O'Dell, joined MDA's ALS Division to bring help and hope to all those affected by the disease. Betty passed away in June 2008, but her spirit and fight lives on through Betty’s Battle.
Fighting Motor Neurone Disease - The MND and Me Foundation is a not for profit organisation that was formed to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and its impact in the community. Please go to the website for information on how you can donate to the foundation.