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The heartbroken family of a Dublin man in the US who is dying of cancer, have raised over €80,000 in two days after they had cancelled their medical cover to pay towards a college fund.

Ronan Winter, originally from Dublin and a former student of Blackrock College, was diagnosed six months ago with stage four esophageal cancer.

The business consultant who left Ireland in 1989,  now lives in California with his American wife Diane and two daughters Keelan, 15, and 11-year-old Keara.

Just months before his diagnosis, believing he was heatlhy Ronan decided to cancel the life insurance policy he had been paying into for 15 years and to concentrate on bolstering a college fund for his two teenage daughters. read more

In Memoriam

Carolyn Fitzgerald

Carolyn Fitzgerald – November 10, 1967 – February 22, 2014

It is with deep sadness that I learned recently that one of the IABN’s earliest members Carolyn Fitzgerald died in February after a long bout with brain cancer.

Carolyn joined us in our infancy. She was responsible for setting up both the first non-So. Cal Chapter, and conducted the first non-So. Cal meet up in Philadelphia back in 2008.

One of the things about the IABN I am most proud of is that if it were not for this group, I would have never had the honor and privilege of knowing Carolyn. Although we never met in person, I had the opportunity to be inspired and absorb some of her boundless optimism and wisdom on numerous occasions. read more