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Ronnie puts the boot into Myasthenia.

Byline: LAURA CONNOR

SOCCER legend Ronnie Whelan yesterday launched a service to help people who suffer from the severe muscle weakening disease Myasthenia.

The former Ireland international, 52, introduced Myaware at an event in Dublin to help raise awareness of the auto-immune illness.

The disease attacks nerve signals and can lead to drooping eyes, slurred speech and muscle collapse.

The ex-Liverpool ace's daughter Elizabeth was diagnosed with Myasthenia nine years ago.

Whelan said: "I know the devastating impact that Myasthenia can have, but through quality information and the right medical care, most patients can have a good prognosis."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 27, 2014
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