Listen – Podcast with Clare O Donohoe

Clare is a Business Administration lecturer in South West College, Erne Campus. Clare lives in Co Fermanagh with her husband Tom and children, Hannah and Ryan. In 2018 her husband was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, aged 43. Here she talks about the impact of this devastating diagnosis and how the family are coping with it. Clare wants to support other families who find themselves in a similar situation, and has recently become an ambassador for the Northern Trust Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, supporting patients, carers and their families in the Fermanagh/Tyrone area. She has undertaken several fundraising events, the most recent of which was Lap the Lough, where 4 of her friends undertook the epic cycle, 89 miles, around Lough Neagh to raise awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis, and fundraise for the first respite Centre in Northern Ireland for patients and their families, ‘Puffin Lodge’.

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