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Daniher brothers to lead Dons

BTV: The Danihers - The Legacy In the third and final instalment, the Daniher brothers reflect on their time in the football community.

The four Daniher brothers will lead Essendon onto the field ahead of its match against Melbourne.

Terry, Neale, Anthony and Chris Daniher were among 11 children to parents Jim and Edna.

They grew up in the small town of Ungarie in country New South Wales, before leaving the family home to pursue their football dreams.

The Danihers have been celebrated through Essendon’s ‘Comeback Hero’ campaign this week.

But for all of their achievements on the field, their contribution to the community has only grown off the field through their passionate pursuit of finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

Neale was diagnosed with the disease in 2013 and has led the drive to find a cure.

More than 2,000 Australians are currently living with MND. The disease causes the nerve cells controlling movement, speech, breathing and swallowing to slowly die. Thanks to the work of the Danihers, two new drug trials have commenced and another two are scheduled to begin later this year.

The Danihers are calling on all Australians to continue to support the cause, so ​enough ​funds can be raised as quickly as possible, ​so that every Australian MND patient can access a new drug trial.

The Big Freeze 3 will be held on Monday June 12 (Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday).

More details on The Big Freeze 3 and how you can donate can be found here.

Part One - The Upbringing

Part Two - The Footy