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Clodagh an inspiration to all after recovery from stroke

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Clodagh Dunlop. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Clodagh Dunlop. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Clodagh Dunlop. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Clodagh Dunlop is a remarkable woman. By rights she should be confined to a wheelchair and communicating by blinking her eyes. For she is one of the few people ever to recover from locked-in syndrome, after suffering a devastating stroke in 2015.

But, astonishingly, she has just completed a virtual Belfast Marathon, walking the distance in 10 hours in spite of the pain of losing three toenails. At one stage she covered four miles, the greatest distance she has walked in one go since her stroke.

The money she has raised will go to Cancer Focus and the Stroke Association, and she will appreciate greatly any donations received.

Belfast Telegraph