I have chosen to do the Inca Trail to challenge myself to something that will help raise awareness and raise money to support MND Scotland. People who know me well know that I am not the biggest fan of climbing hills. I love to walk but mostly on the flat. Therefore I have chosen a challenge that will push me to my limits.
I lost my dad, Jim Murdoch, to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and there is not a day that passes that I don't think of him. My big cousin, Robert Morrow, also fought this horrible disease, he died at the young age of 44, he died leaving 2 young girls behind.
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.
That is why I want to support MND Scotland as they are the only Scottish charity providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease , as well as funding research into finding a cure.
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