NEALE Daniher’s wife, Jan, has paid tribute to her inspirational husband as he on Thursday embarks on his latest crusade to tackle motor neurone disease.
Daniher will lead a convoy of 100 cars and about 180 participants across country Victoria and South Australia to raise money and awareness to help find a cure for the deadly disease he suffers.
The Daniher Drive will leave Government House early this morning, visiting country towns on a four-day trip dubbed “the tour for a cure”.
“Each year, it’s getting harder and harder for him, and we’ve probably shared the load a bit more this year but he has still worked extremely hard on the drive,” Mrs Daniher said.
“He’s very passionate about projects that he takes on board and he will keep working on this for as long as he possibly can.”
Victorian Governor Linda Dessau also praised Daniher.
“Neale, his family, friends and FightMND have created something sustainable, with a momentum that will not stop until we have the cure for MND,” she said.
“It is testament to Neale that, since his own diagnosis, he has never wavered in his commitment to helping those who might face that same diagnosis in the future.
“He is a champion in every sense of the word.”