Fermoy and surrounds are asked the get their dancing shoes on as preparations are well underway for ‘Bounce for Benny’ a fundraising Zumbathon in aid of well-known former Fermoy local, Bernardo de Luca.
In late August of 2022, after retiring in May, Benny was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a condition affecting the brain and nerves that causes weakness and worsens over time.
According to Teresa Napier, Benny’s daughter, the diagnosis came as a ‘massive shock’ to the family.
“He is deteriorating fast. He’s now on a breathing machine. His new bed came in last week …” Teresa said.
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