IMNDA Fundraiser In Memory of John Gayer
John Gayer, who was a brother-in-law of Dave Mc Morrow(Managing Director of Ward Automation Galway Ltd) passed away on the 2nd August 2019 after battling courageously with Motor Neurone Disease for nearly 2 years. He lived with his wife Miriam and three children in Claremorris, Co. Mayo, where his veterinary practice was based. In January of 2018, John received the devastating diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). In a very short space of time – John had gone from a hard working and very fit rural vet – to total paralysis. John was confined to a wheelchair and needed full-time care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which was provided by his wife, family, neighbours, friends and IMNDA carers at his home in Claremorris.
John was just one of approximately 360 people in Ireland who are currently living with Motor Neurone Disease.
The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association is the primary support organisation in Ireland providing care for people with MND, their families and carers. Its key activities include home visiting by 4 MND Nurses, provision of specialist medical equipment and financial assistance towards home care. The IMNDA also funds counselling and research.
In order to raise the funds for this worthy charity the staff of Ward Automation will be climbing Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Friday the 6th September 2019.
Our target is to raise €15,000 for IMNDA. The proceeds raised will go towards helping people with Motor Neurone Disease; an incurable neurological condition that leaves people unable to do everyday things that the rest of us take for granted, walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible.