Alison’s Story MS READaTHON Video [2012]


This video follows on from the 2011 MS READaTHON video we made featuring Abigail and the O’Reagan family called “Abigail’s Story“.

This year we concentrated on Alison’s story. Alison is Abigail’s mother who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 11 years ago. In the video she talks about what it has been like living with MS, and how it impacts on her husband Jim and children Abigail and Kaitlyn.

You can see the video on the MS Ireland website here.

Abigail has taken part in many MS Readathons, she takes them pretty seriously (last year she read over 20 books!), and this year is no different, she plans to raise plenty money to help out MS Ireland.

The beautiful music in the video was made by Dublin-based electronic music producer Ilex.

If you know a young person who wants to sign up for the MS READaTHON and help families living with MS please tell them to:

  • Log onto
  • Call (01) 678 1600
  • Email
  • Call into your local library & pick up a form


Distilled Ideas & MS Ireland would like to thank: Abigail, Kaitlyn, Alison & Jim O’Regan for participating in this video; & thanks to Ilex for her kind permission to let us use her beautiful song.


Produced by: Taragh Donohoe, Cheryl Gunning & Distilled Ideas on behalf of MS Ireland

Directed, Filmed & Edited by: Aoibheann O’Sullivan

© Distilled Ideas 2011, for MS Ireland, August 2011


© Ilex 2009, Track name: “Bells w/ Nobs On” from the album “Old Din”

Music licensed with permission from Ilex.


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