Staying In Tonight?



RTÉ One, at 9.35pm.

A new documentary My Broke Brain – about people living with Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.

Gareth Naughton, of RTÉ, writes:

In a new documentary My Broken Brain, Billy Reilly (47) and his wife Sharon tell viewers about the moment that he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, a degenerative disease for which there is no cure.

Billy says: “I can remember Sharon saying ‘okay, what can we do to sort this?’ and I remember myself saying ‘no, this is a death sentence’. I knew. The word Motor Neurone didn’t shock me. This might sound weird – it wasn’t that it was a relief that he said Motor Neurone but it was more a relief that ‘I am not going mad, I am not imagining this, there is something happening in my body’.”

2 thoughts on “Staying In Tonight?

  1. gorugeen

    MND is horrific. Imagine your body literally losing control piece by piece. All your basic functions fail until you start to choke on your own saliva. And all the while your mind stays sharp. It’s got to be one of the cruellest ways to die.

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