Conor Carey is about to become Ireland’s first person with progressive MS to take on one of the world’s toughest cycling challenges.
Inishowen native Conor, aged 45, was diagnosed with MS three years ago. The disease came as a shock to the father-of-two, but he took on advice from medics to change his outlook on life and strive for good health.
In just one week, Conor is heading to the Alps to take part in the Cykelnerven in aid of the International Fund for Research into Progressive MS and Donegal Multiple Sclerosis.
This race is Europe’s most unique and challenging charity cycling event, charting over 355km of the toughest climbs from the Tour De France.
But Conor has the training and mindset to face all the physical and mental challenges that come with this race.
“Although living with MS is challenging, but I remain positive and enjoy life as much as I can. I have a strong faith and loving support and hopefully a cure for this terrible disease is right around the corner,” he said.
If you would like to support Conor’s charity challenge in aid of MS supports and research, please visit the GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/progressive-ms-research