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Massive Fundraising Appeal Launched For Midlands Man Battling MND

He's anxious that his wife and two young daughters are supported in his absence.

A massive fundraising campaign is being launched today to support a midlands man battling motor neurone disease.

Portarlington's Jonathan McCowen was diagnosed with ASL - an aggressive form of MND, for which there's no cure - last year, and has already lost his ability to speak or walk.

Friends and family in Ireland and Australia, where he lives, are coming together to organise a number of events in an effort to raise almost a million euro.

Jonathan's sister-in-law Maureen McCowen says he's anxious that his wife and two young daughters are supported in his absence:

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