Robbie Connell
4  year  Mo Bro

€719

Target: €1,000
raised €3,739 since 2019
My motivation

Hi Everybody...
I know its early but its never not Movember time. As you may already know my story and the one person who was by my side all the way through it, is my wife Aisling. Aisling has had her own diagnosis and is dealing with it with extreme bravery and resilience .
It is humbling to witness her journey.
Aisling has always been a huge supporter of Movember and all it encompasses. I am taking part in the Movember Abseil 2022 as my primary fundraiser of 2022.
It's sums up Aislings kindness and generosity that despite what she is dealing with she is still supporting Movember and that she has encouraged and backed me in this fundraiser.


From The Irish Cancer Society

As an officer in Dublin Fire Brigade, Robbie Connell is used to dealing with adversity. But nothing could prepare the 53-year-old for the shock of a prostate cancer diagnosis in November last year.
“I got a test done but I wasn’t really worried. Then I got the call to say the results had been referred on, and I thought ‘this isn’t good’,” said father-of-six Robbie from Meath.



“I remember going to see my consultant after getting a biopsy done. When they start by saying ‘we need to talk about your results’, that’s when the fog descends and despite my usual instinct to lighten bad situations with humour, it feels like your world has collapsed around you.”
Even before his own diagnosis, Robbie had been keenly aware of the devastation a cancer diagnosis can bring having lost his own father at the same age.

We went on to discuss treatment options, and it was at that point you realise your life as you know it has changed.



Up until that fateful moment Robbie was used to offering a shoulder for others to lean on, both through his family life, and a steadfast commitment to his beloved Trim Celtic Football Club.
But as the prospect of surgery to remove the tumour loomed, he found himself in the unusual and vulnerable position of having to rely on others including his brothers and wife Aisling for strength.
“I received a call before Christmas with a date for my prostate surgery. At that point I did as we all do when we’re faced with faced with adversity; I fibbed that I couldn’t, saying I was out of the country on that date. The truth is I was having difficulty facing up to such a big moment.
“I’m lucky in that I received amazing support from my brothers, who said the right things and exactly what I needed to hear, and my better half Aisling who was my rock of support throughout.”
He eventually received the surgery in January and the tumour was successfully removed. But for Robbie there will always be a need for constant vigilance given the ever-present possibility that he may need further treatment in future.



The road to recovery has not been easy for the energetic Meathman, but Robbie has taken the opportunity of his own experience to highlight the risks of cancer for men and raise money for support services and research, including taking part in the Irish Cancer Society’s Marathon in a Month challenge in June.
After an eventful 10-month journey so far, Robbie’s plea to others is straightforward: “If you take anything from my story, if you notice anything unusual in yourself, then please, please get checked.”

How I'm
getting involved
The Hair Lounge
Team captain Aisling Connell
€719 Team funds raised
0 of 300 kilometres
running
walking
I'm moving 300km this Movember for the 60 men we lose each hour of every day.
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Hi Everybody...
I know its early but its never not Movember time. As you may already know my story and the one person who was by my side all the way through it, is my wife Aisling. Aisling has had her own diagnosis and is dealing with it with extreme bravery and resilience .
It is humbling to witness her journey.
Aisling has always been a huge supporter of Movember and all it encompasses. I am taking part in the Movember Abseil 2022 as my primary fundraiser of 2022.
It's sums up Aislings kindness and generosity that despite what she is dealing with she is still supporting Movember andthat she has encouraged and backed me in this fundraiser.

3 Week(s) Ago

Hi Everybody...
I know its early but its never not Movember time. As you may already know my story and the one person who was by my side all the way through it, is my wife Aisling. Aisling has had her own diagnosis and is dealing with it with extreme bravery and resilience .
It is humbling to witness her journey.
Aisling has always been a huge supporter of Movember and all it encompasses. I am taking part in the Movember Abseil 2022 as my primary fundraiser of 2022.
It's sums up Aislings kindness and generosity that despite what she is dealing with she is still supporting Movember andthat she has encouraged and backed me in this fundraiser.

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Hi Robbie,

Thank you for your amazing fundraising so far –you’re a Mo Legend and we really appreciate all your hard work! I hope you're recovering well.

With your support, men are living healthier, happier and longer lives. Why not check out some of the projects you have made possible with your fantastic fundraising –movember.com/impact

Thanks again, I hope you’re having a great Movember.

Caitríona, Mo HQ

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First pic done, actually first selfie.
cant get used to these filters keep making my hair grey

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