Kieron Wood: The man who was not afraid to speak out

Kieron Wood was a barrister, journalist and former RTE legal Affairs Correspondent but he was also a person who faced the challenges of a diagnosis of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) with tenacity and bravery.

When he was first diagnosed and with great courage Kieron spoke out about his diagnosis in an Irish Independent article.“I don’t want to believe I have an incurable brain disease, but I know I have.” Noting that the comedian Dudley Moore, actor Bob Hoskins, columnist Nigel Dempster and singer Peter Sarstedt had died from the illness, he added: “And now I have it.”

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He had taken on many battles in his life but probably his greatest was his fight with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He fought a brave fight with this progressive and complex disease supported by those who loved him dearly.  
He will be remembered by the many people who met him at our support meetings and those who share this diagnostic journey. Thank you Kieron.

About PSPA Ireland

PSPA Ireland is the national support organisation for people affected by the neurodegenerative brain diseases: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD).
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