Fun day held in memory of brave Siobhan

The family of Siobhan Stewart, a young Dundalk woman who passed away after battling with motor neurone disease, held a family fun walk and day at the weekend in her memory.

The family of Siobhan Stewart, a young Dundalk woman who passed away after battling with motor neurone disease, held a family fun walk and day at the weekend in her memory.

Siobhan battled bravely against this illness, which just recently claimed the life of RTE broadcaster Colm Murray.

Monies raised from the day will be donated to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).

Just like Colm, Siobhan, from Muirhevnamor, showed great courage when she was diagnosed with MND.

Sadly, Siobhan passed away aged 21-years-old on July 24th in Manchester where she had been attending a family wedding.

In 2011, the Stewart family also held a fun day, which Siobhan had planned before her death.

The family managed to raise €5,000 which was donated to IMNDA and the oncology department of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

Speaking to the paper this week, Siobhan’s father Peter said that Colm done a lot to raise the issue of MND.

He said: “With Colm Murray passing away this week, it’s been tough. We understand what Colm went through, but also what his family are going through.

“This is something that a lot of people do not know about or understand.

“Colm carried out a lot of work to raise the attention of MND. He showed what MND suffers go through.”