My dad suffered from Motor Neurone Disease, as a family we watched his body waste away whilst his mind was fully aware of what was happening to him,thankfully for my dad he did not lose his voice until the day of his death as he was gifted with the gab. There is not a day that passes that I don’t think about him.
My big cousin Robert also suffered this disease but only had a year from diagnosis to death. He left behind 2 young daughters.
A year ago, I attended the MND fun run and I was humbled by how many sufferers there were and how many lives have been touched by this horrible disease. I decided then that I wanted to help raise awareness and funds for MND Scotland to support sufferers and their families and into research to finding a cure.
People who know me well know that I am not the biggest fan of climbing hills, in fact I detest them. I love to walk but mostly on the flat. Therefore I have chosen a challenge that will push me to my limits.
MND is a progressive incurable disease. I think about how sufferers from MND and their families feel through a very difficult time. How it can cut lives short and it leaves behind grief and a helplessness of families as they watched their loved ones waste away in front of them.
My mum cared for my dad at home and thankfully my dad did not lose his voice like many sufferers, as he loved to talk. MND affects everyone differently. Not every person will experience all of the possible symptoms of MND and not everyone is affected in the same way
We don’t know why some people get MND and others don’t.
Let’s help raise money for research to find a cure for this horrible disease.
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