Colin Farrell becomes #mitoaware

Colin Farrell meeting families affected by Mitochondrial Disease

On October 6th we met with a true gentleman, Mr. Colin Farrell as part of an awareness campaign for Mitochondrial Disease and to highlight the devastating effects that this disease has on its victims. Colin entered that room on October 6th not as a Hollywood superstar but as a father, a human, a man full of compassion and empathy. He was genuinely deeply moved upon hearing Katie's story and visibly emotional. On seeing her picture, he very sincerely described our darling girl as "absolutely beautiful".

He happily took his time to meet with every single person in attendance including Ashling and Colm Nibbs and their wonderful little boy Oran (Oran suffers from Mito), Gina and Eddie Grant and their lovely boys Francis (Francis suffers from Mito) and Christopher, Lillian Russell and her stunning darling daughter Emily (Emily suffers from Mito) and Grainne O'Sullivan and her amazing boys Eoin (Emily suffers from Mito) and Michael.

From the very bottom of our hearts, we would like to say the biggest thank you to Colin Farrell for his time and his kindness. We must also say thank you to Grainne, Cora and James without whom none of this would have come together and to all of our dear friends who were with us yesterday and every other day to support us.

Fiona and Sean Rodgers with Colin Farrell with a photo of Katie Rose

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