Susan O'Hara - Eyes Wide Open (Raising Awareness f




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Published on May 3, 2015

Susan O’Hara - Eyes Wide Open - Raising Awareness for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

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Eyes Wide Open attempts to normalise disability by narrating a story about a person who just happens to have a disability. Official statistics reveal that at least one third of the UK’s population has a disability so the abnormality implied by the term is a myth. Each diagnosis of MND is unique and the condition does not benefit from the visibility of other disabilities so Eyes Wide Open attempts to address that issue and focus upon the person’s quality of life.

As an artist, musician, and arts-health practitioner, I value music for conveying health messages to the public, and for aiding understanding. Eyes Wide Open demonstrates key issues regarding the relative invisibility of MND. People with MND can feel under-represented and often alienated.

Following two of our immediate family members being diagnosed with MND – and cancer, we noticed that cancer had more media and public recognition and more support than MND, and that there was a general unawareness of how MND affects people and their families. There have been many improvements in the above in the following years, but there is still a need to raise awareness about MND and the MND Association cannot do this without public support.

MND is a rare condition that affects around two in every 100,000 people in the UK each year. There are about 5,000 people living with the condition in the UK at any one time. The MND Association relies upon voluntary donations of time and money. To seek support, offer support, or to see some of the excellent work undertaken by the MND Association, please visit: www.mndassociation.org

On behalf of all the people with MND past and present, on behalf of all the families, loved ones, and friends of people with MND, and from myself, I would like to thank you for listening to Eyes Wide Open.


Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open
Seeing you now, you’ve grown
We saw the lights on Millennium Bridge
We ran across the city at dawn
Eyes Wide Open
I love you now more than you’ll ever know
We raced across the fields down Bally
Walked the canals in the back streets of our home

Eyes Wide Open
Babies being born, such a delight
We laugh and play with the kids on the street
We switch on the T.V in the comfort of our home

Eyes Wide Open
Eyes Wide Open
Eyes Wide Open I want to be well for you

Seen through my eyes
Beauty lies all around us
In the simplest of things
How you hold me, understand me

We kissed the sunset down
On Brown Clee Hill we walked
Into the seas at Bude, Kilkee, Talmine and Cork
I wanted you to have, to hold, beside and through
Hell I saw you’re heart right to the core
And I love you

We saw the lights upon the city and we ran
We saw the fields, touched, laid naked on the ground
I saw in you the man, my shield, I needed you
I understood how good it felt to be with you

Motor Neurone Disease Association (Central & East Lancs) Facebook Page



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