Eoghan Quinn - IPHA

Type 1 diabetes patient

Eoghan Quinn is a 31-year-old renewable energy executive from Waterford who has Type 1 diabetes. He’s attempting a solo kitesurf from France to Ireland across the Celtic Sea in under 16 hours this summer. The ‘splash of cash’ journey aims to raise money for Diabetes Ireland. His story shows that you can allow illness to define you negatively – or you can choose to let it set you free.

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