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Charlie Bird: Former RTE reporter promises to assist Samaritans and individuals in ‘dark locations’


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The previous broadcaster has actually shared his objective to raise awareness for the work of the Samaritans.

The previous broadcaster has actually shared his continuous journey with motor neurone illness given that his medical diagnosis in 2015.

Ever Since, Charlie states he is “so blown away by the assistance” and has a brand-new objective: “to raise awareness for the work of the Samaritans who are extending the hand of relationship to individuals in dark location.”

The RTÉ star tweeted a video of himself and Tiger, with his brand-new book and a painting of the set propped up next to them.

Charlie has actually been utilizing a “cloned voice” to provide his messages, utilizing brand-new innovation that reproduces his voice– something his motor neurone illness assaulted initially.

He actioned along to among these created messages in this sincere upgrade.

” Hi, myself and Tiger here,” he states with a thumbs up and an indicate the god he embraced 2 years back and has actually been inseparable from since.

” I wish to state a huge thank you to everybody who has actually purchased a copy of ‘Time and Tide’ composed with the assistance of my friend Ray Burke.”

The autobiography has actually made to to the shortlist of the An Post Irish Book Awards and Charlie states he is “happy” and “elated” to be in the business of fellow candidates.

” To be really truthful after whatever that has actually occurred to me in the in 2015 to eighteen months, I might not conceal from anything,” he stated.

” I put some really agonizing things down on the pages.

” The name for the book originated from a stating that my daddy frequently stated to me: ‘Time and tide awaits no male.’

” Which is the fact for everyone.”

The star stated he is going to dedicating the majority of his energy and time to dealing with the Samaritans and assisting individuals who are going through challenging times.

In a current once-off interview from his Co Wicklow house on The Late Late Program along with his partner Claire, he informed host Ryan Tubridy that he has actually lastly made peace with his grim medical diagnosis in spite of losing his voice now entirely.

” The fact is, I have actually lastly concerned terms with my health problem. In my head, I have actually concerned terms completely with my circumstance. I comprehend there is no silver bullet and I have actually simply got to proceed with my life. To put it simply, I completely comprehend what leads me.

” If I am truly fortunate, I might endure another year. I can still stroll and when individuals see me out strolling, they inform me I am looking terrific, however the awful fact of my MND with my voice now completely gone, my swallow has actually weakened and whenever I take a seat to consume, it is now an obstacle to make it through the meal without a coughing fit.

” And truthfully, that is really frightening. However Ryan, and as I stated at the start, I have actually concerned terms with my MND, and I entirely understand I am not the only individual in this circumstance. There are great deals of individuals that are likewise with terminal health problems.

” My ideas are constantly with Vicky Phelan, she is the most brave individual and look what she has actually provided for the ladies of Ireland. So, I appreciate her and her spirit to continue fighting away in the circumstance she has actually remained in for a lot longer than me.

” What keeps me going now? I have actually chosen to continue to attempt and assist individuals who remain in dark locations with my slogan ‘to extend the hand of relationship to everybody’.”

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