I am competing in a 10k mud run called run mucker run and also taking part in the Belfast marathon, raising funds and awareness for the Northern Ireland Branch of the MNDA.
This is all to raise money for my late grandmother Marion McQuade. My grandmother was an amazing lady who loved life. Unfortunately when she was diagnosed she lost the power of her hands first. She eventually over time could not feed herself, brush her teeth, do her make up and over time this then happened to her legs. Within a few years my grandmother was wheelchair bound. As years went by Marion eventually lost her ability to swallow and communicate verbally. She had no quality of life and for her and my family this was extremely upsetting. We were best friends and myself and my family miss her every day.
My grandmother lost her battle to MND in April 2014.
Not many people know a lot about MND however it is quite difficult to diagnose initially! Please help me raise money for research and to support other families going through difficult times. The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improve care and support for people affected by MND . Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure. With JustGiving your details are safe - they'll never sell them or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the MND Association. Thank you again. Zara x