05 Oct 2022

WATCH: F1 stars send message of support to Dundalk MND sufferer

Sean Woods, from Dromiskin, is a well-known racing driver and team owner at Mondello Park.

Unfortunately last year, to the consternation of his family and many friends, Sean was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

His family and friends ran a race meeting fundraiser at Mondello Park last year raising over €10,000 for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).

Sean remains a huge F1 fan and his daughter Aimee thought he might like a message or autograph from the McLaren drivers Carlos Sainz or Lando Norris. She contacted Mondello commentator Leo Nulty, who contacted the McLaren communications team.

Not only did they respond almost immediately, both drivers sent Sean this clip just before Sunday's Eiffel Grand Prix thanking him for the support and urging him to keep fighting.

Sean and his family were absolutely delighted with this and are hoping that it will help with awareness of the debilitating disease. They urge people to share the video and to visit http://watchyourbackmnd. com/ and if possible, to donate.

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