Troy remained positive until the end and definitely never lost his sense of humour but his decline due to MND was fairly rapid in the 20 months he had the disease.
He was fed through a
His wife Michele was his rock and took charge under very trying circumstances.
Troy and Michele had various carers and health professionals who visited and stayed in their home to do their thing and kept Troy fed and watered and his body moved around.
Troy Kerrigan's fundraising for
The event that many of us attended was the
MND Qld 2 km walk event at Main Beach on Sunday 21 March 2021 , see photos below
To aid Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research
This page was started to help our friend Troy Kerrigan raise funds for
The winner Steve E's Team E raised $11,900 congratulations to them.
Team T-Roy was the leading fundraiser for the postponed event in 2020 and at the March 2021 event they announced that Team T-Roy had the biggest number of registered walkers they had ever had at a walking event, Yay and thanks again for the people that came to walk (and talk) including from Brisbane (Derek Frail) and Sunny Coast (Paul Service “Moz”).
See details of the next
If you do donate then all of the people who supported Troy and Michele, and the other folk with the merciless disease and those who will contract
Because you came to or where invited to my (Thatch's) 50th birthday in January 2014 and Troy and Michele were there. If you knew Troy you probably had a chat, if not you might have met them that day. The people at the party who knew Troy already and are local (like Adam McGuffie, Rob Pirie and Brad Kane and others) already know about this stuff.
You might also already know but haven't had a chance to donate, or you may have donated for a previous event.
I have been mates with Troy since Grade 1 at Surfers Paradise State School. I used to walk home from school with Troy, his brother Travis and my brother Simon. They had a little further to walk than us as they lived at Garfield Towers and we lived at 4 Markwell Avenue.
Also because I have had T1 diabetes for 25 years now, which is lame compared to