Declan Condren

Sometimes Silence Speaks Volumes

Hello and thank you very much for accessing this page to contribute to the Voice4MND fund raising initiative being run by the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).

By way of backdrop, I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in June 2021 and am keen to support the excellent work of the IMNDA to increase awareness of this highly debilitating disease. Between the dedicated multi-disciplinary team in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin and the nurse assigned to me by the IMNDA, I can genuinely attest to a world-leading, empathetic and patient-focused support system which, in the case of the IMNDA, is nearly fully dependent on the success of fundraising endeavours. In Ireland, there are more than 400 people living with MND now with approximately 150 new diagnoses per annum.

MND is a progressive and degenerative neurological condition for which, despite extensive research conducted on a global basis, there is currently no cure. Over the course of this disease, by virtue of the degeneration of motor neurones (or nerves) which control voluntary muscular movement, MND patients can lose the ability to perform basic daily functions such as walking, talking, eating, drinking and breathing stemming from muscle wastage. Dependent on the form of MND with which one is diagnosed, life expectancy can be very curtailed. In management of the disease from initial diagnosis to the latter stages, there is significant uncertainty in relation to the sequencing of symptoms from patient to patient leading to an ongoing need for multi-disciplinary care as referenced above.

I will be maintaining a sponsored silence for 24 hours from 9am on Saturday, 19th February and ask for your support.

All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Thank you once again for considering this important cause.

Declan





































#Voice4MND

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Thank you to my Sponsors

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Mercer Ireland

Good luck on the 19th Declan.

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Maeve Carton

Well done Declan….good luck with the sponsored silence for this great cause.

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Paul Doyle

Well done Declan & best wishes - PD

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Aidan & Gráinne

Declan, congratulations on this great initiative to raise awareness of MND as you continue your own journey. Stay strong.

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Isabel Foley

Declan Good luck tomorrow! Wishing you all the very best. Isabel

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Éimear

Declan - you are amazing! Delighted to support you and also the work of the IMNDA, whose compassion and support are so critical to individuals and families living with MND.

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Kevin Tansley

Happy to contribute to this great cause.

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Anon

Fair play Declan - a great cause.

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Declan Condren

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Mark, Lauren & Sonny Cooney

Amazing Declan that you are raising this money and awareness. Mark, Lauren and Sonny.

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Patrick & Emma

Declan Best of luck with the fundraising for this very worthy cause. Patrick & Emma

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Anonymous

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Mark Berry

Very best of luck Declan

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Aylwyn Bryan

Good luck with the 24 hours of silence Declan - for a great cause

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Kieran Torpey

Best wishes on the fundraising effort.

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Diarmuid O'neill

Well done Declan. Hoping you smash this target!

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Andrew Keating

Declan - congratulations to you on an inspiring initiative to raise much needed funds for such a great cause!!

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Elaine Hartnett

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Trisha Doherty

Declan, you are truly inspiring. Wishing you positive thoughts along your journey 👍

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Brendan Lonergan

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Lorraine Leonard

Hi Declan very best wishes for the sponsored silence - an extremely important cause but more importantly best wishes for the future

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Pauline Madigan

Well done Declan and look forward to seeing you soon!

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Philip Wheatley

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Conor Ryan

Well done Declan - best of luck with the fundraiser

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Alison Langan

Hope it went well Declan

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Patrick Leonard

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Mark & Derv

Well done Declan - a very worthy cause and one very close to our hearts.

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Roz Briggs

Hope you’re managing ok Declan and delighted to support your fund raising

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Patricia Cullen

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Colin O'gorman

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Johanna O Driscoll

Thinking of you Declan and looking forward to catching up properly soon - Johanna

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Tom Healy

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Niamh Flood

Well done Declan and very best wishes. N

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Evonne Bruton

I have the greatest admiration for how you are turning your personal health challenge into such good. Ssshhhhh no talking!

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Anonymous

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Amanda Mccallion

Best Wishes Declan and well done on fundraising for this excellent cause

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Grainne Mckenna

Well Done Declan!

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Gareth Harman

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Philip Shepherd

Hi Declan - I don't think you will be able to manage it. But good luck anyway & happy to support

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Sean Martin

Good luck with the fundraising Declan, very worthy cause. Catch up soon

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Grant Hourigan

Great work Declan - all the best with your fund raising efforts

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Lisa Kealy

Thinking of you Declan and great memories of us working together in Andersen’s! Lots of love and positive vibes coming your way.

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Anonymous

I am delighted to support this great cause, fair play Declan!

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Anthony Fitz

Best of Luck Declan - I won't call tomorrow so :-)

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Gary And Hope Hickman

Good luck in your efforts Declan and most of all, we wish you all the best in battling your MND. Hope and Gary Hickman

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Anonymous

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Elizabeth Upton

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Belinda Mcweeney

Good luck with the silence on Saturday and everything in the future.

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Diarmuid Enright

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Keira Gleeson

Declan, I'm delighted to hear of the great care and support you are getting at beaumount with what i'm sure has been a very difficult time for you. Best of luck tomorrow - you're well on your way to meeting the target! Keira

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Aidan Walsh

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Donnchadh O'leary

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Marie Mcdonnell

Best wishes for tomorrow Declan

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Patrick Moriarty

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Des O Reilly

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John Davis

Wishing you all the very best Declan

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Ciaran Collins

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Geraldine Murphy

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Gillian

Well done Declan.

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Arthur

Hi Declan, so sorry to hear of your plight but also my congrats in you taking up this challenge. It takes great courage. I believe it can only be by creating more awareness of this disease, creating a platform through the likes of yourself which will lead to greater research investment can we hope to find a cure. Wishing you the best.

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Donnachadha Reynolds

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Karen Kelly

Wishing you all the best Declan

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Julie Ferris

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Maire Ni Bhroin

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Sanna Luhtala

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Aoife Neasy

Best of luck with the fundraising.

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Jack Morris

Declan, You are truly an inspiration. My thoughts are with you. Jack

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Rachael Hicks

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Raymund Pillen

Hi Declan, I just read about your initiative. Fantastic. I couldn't keep silent that long. I wish you all the best and success, not only in the next 24 hours but after that as well. Talk to you soon to find out how it was.

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Anonymous

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Kay Hanneffy

Best of luck Declan!

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Katie Burns

Delighted to support you and this worthy cause Declan

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Trish & Paul

Delighted to support this cause Declan, we wish you the very best

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Kieran Cooney

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Anonymous

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Suzanne Fox

Best wishes Declan

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Bernadette Thornton

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Simon Russell

Best wishes Declan am glad to support

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Jill Phelan

Well Done Declan, hope it went well.

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Pamela Bracken

Best of luck with the fund raising Declan, from Pam.

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Emma Hayden

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Amy Moyer

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Anonymous

Good luck!

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Anonymous

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Ailbhe O'reilly

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James Crudden

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Cliodhna Fagan

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Declan Robinson

Congratulations Declan on such a successfull fundraising achievement.

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Anonymous

Best of luck, Declan.