Our dear friend and colleague Steve Dimond was diagnosed with MND in August 2016.
It came from nowhere. His body is falling apart but his mental state is still there and that more than anything is the saddest thing to us... Seeing someone who was so active and had so much passion to do things... simply can’t.
He is currently at the Duchess of Kent Hospice being looked after by some amazing people to provide his wife Karen and daughter Sophie with some much needed rest.
MND is a disease that is becoming more common but still something that so many people know so little about.
This is a horrible disease that slowly degenerates the nerve cells controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, swallow and breathe. These nerves eventually die and essentially leave the person trapped in their own body until they go in to respiratory failure.
There is no treatment, no cure, no way of taking this away from him.
The only way we can all help is by raising awareness and helping fund the research for a cure. So please join us in raising as much as we can to help fight this awful disease.