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$5000 raised for fight

Thursday, 8th December, 2011

A local woman and her father have raised about $5000 to try and “D’Feet” Motor Neuron Disease.

Debbie Dart and her father Chris Jeffery had a special reason to raise money for the “Walk to D’Feet Motor Neuron Disease”.

Chris lost his daughter and Debbie her sister to it and on October 29 they held a walk with 53 others to raise money for research into finding a cure.

MND is a terminal condition in which the nerve cells that control the muscles cannot function normally and sufferers progressively lose the use of their limbs and the ability to speak and breath, although the brain is unaffected.

The Executive Director of the Motor Neuron Disease Association of South Australia, Peter Whitehouse, said Debbie had received “wonderful support from a wide range of Broken Hill businesses, both local and national, the City Council, and the NSW Police and Fire Brigade.” 

Debbie said she did not know exactly how much money had been raised but that Mr Whitehouse and told her it was around $5000.

“I didn’t expect that much,” she said. “It couldn’t be better.”

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