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Frank O’Mara: Bend, Don’t Break

Limerick man Frank O’Mara competed for Ireland in three Olympic Games and broke Irish and world records. He was twice World Indoor champion in the 3,000 metres.

This month, Frank published a book on his journey with Parkinson’s Disease titled ‘Bend, Don’t Break: A Memoir of Endurance’.

Frank made this way to the top of the telecoms industry after retiring from running. He was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease at age 48. Frank’s book recounts his battle with Parkinson’s and how he used the strength that made him successful as an athlete and in business, in order to ‘bend, but not break’ as he faced Parkinson’s head on.

Frank’s story is an inspiring one, and details how he has faced adversity with grace and courage. His primary motivation for writing the book is to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and to help people with Parkinson’s.

Frank has very kindly offered a donation from his author’s royalties to Parkinson’s Ireland. Parkinson’s Ireland is very appreciative of this kind gesture.

The book is available to purchase online and in all good bookstores.

Pictured: Frank O’Mara with our CEO, Shane O’Brien.

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