special tribute night was held on Saturday 22nd of November in
Buncrana, Co. Donegal to remember Darren McDonagh from Buncrana who
passed away this year. Darren had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and
despite it's challenges, the fantastic video of his life that was
played at the tribute night really showed how well he had overcome
these challenges at home, in school, and in his communittee supported
by his family and many friends who turned up in great numbers on the
Night was a fantastic success with music by the Drifters keeping
everyone dancing well in to the small hours of the morning. All
Proceeds from the night were kindly donated to Duchenne Ireland
for translational research into Duchenne.
parents spoke about how Darren had wanted to ensure that other young
boys with Duchenne would have a chance at a better future by funding
research into Duchenne.
Gorman from Duchenne Ireland praised the people of Buncrana for their
fundraising efforts during the year and support at events such as the
tribute night. He outlined how Duchenne Ireland was working both
nationally and internationally to bring about therapies for this
generation of boys with Duchenne and that this work was only made
possible through such communitee support.