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Weʼre raising £1,500 to Help pay for alterations to my dad’s home to cope with his diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease.

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On the run up to Christmas 2017 we began to notice a change in the way our dad was speaking-his speech would become slurred and difficult to understand. His mobility became a concern and he started to lose weight rapidly.

Initially the doctors thought he had suffered a minor stroke and he began speech therapy and physio. It quickly became clear that rather than making progress, he was regressing.

After further consultation, tests and specialist advice, we were told 8 weeks ago that he has Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

We are all utterly devestated. This is a terminal condition. There is no cure, no medication-only palliative care.

We have had tremendous support from friends and family and the Motor Neurone Disease Association-however there are some very real problems facing us and these are becoming increasingly more serious.

Dad has lost most of his speech and will soon be confined to a wheelchair. Therein lies the biggest problem.

None of us want our parents to sell their house. Their home of 38 years. We want to make whatever adaptations we can to make sure dad spends whatever time he has left with us, in his own home, surrounded by his family.

Needless to say the costs of doing this are extensive as it will involve structural work and substantial redesign of the downstairs area to accommodate his changing needs.

If you feel able to make a donation - no matter how small- then please do. Know that every penmy we can raise will be put towards making sure our amazing dad-who is facing this disease face on and with incredible determination-has as comfortable a life as possible.

If you have read this far then thank you so much from all of us.

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  • Matt Payne8 months ago
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    Matt Payne

    8 months ago

    60%!!!! Oh wow! Thank you seems such an inadequate response -but “thank you” from all of us. Matt, Ben and Tom xxxx

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  • Matt Payne9 months ago
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    Matt Payne

    9 months ago

    41%!! You are all amazing ! Thank you so very much xx

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    Matt Payne

    9 months ago
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Page last updated on: 8/24/2018 7:53 AM



  • Miss Hall

    Miss Hall

    Aug 24, 2018

  • Anonymous


    Jul 8, 2018

    Wishing you and your family well. Thoughts and love.


  • Amy Hughes

    Amy Hughes

    Jun 21, 2018

    Hope this helps in some small way. I lost my dad earlier this year to MND and I know how difficult it can be. Thinking of you all


  • Laura Pellegrino

    Laura Pellegrino

    Jun 17, 2018

    Happy Father’s Day to your dad x


  • @eve_says_so


    Jun 2, 2018

    Good luck in your fundraising Matt, lots of love to your family.


  • Penny Waters

    Penny Waters

    Jun 2, 2018

    Good luck Matt. I too have MND. Horrible disease!!!!


  • Claire Stoneman

    Claire Stoneman

    May 29, 2018

    I hope this helps a little. Sending much support. Claire


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