Hi friends, thanks for visiting my fundraising page.
I am completing the Royal Park Half Marathon London on Sunday October 8. I am completing this in memory of my late dad Max who passed away from Motore Neurone Disease (MND) in 1999 and fundraising for the Motore Neurone Disease Association UK.
Many of you will know that my dad died when I was 17 years old of MND. My family was supported by the MND association back home in NZ and are very thankful for this. The MND association offer a life-line through accurate, professional, accessible information and practical day-to-day support to enable people with MND to live with their diagnosis and achieve the best quality of life possible.
MND is a terminal illness that has affected our greater family also as my grandad, aunty and uncle and other relations passing away due to this illness.
I have included some information about MND below if you would like to know more. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like any other information.
I miss my dad every day and believe that he would be proud of me for completing this.
Thanks for your support I sincerely appreciate it.
Motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), occurs when specialist nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord called motor neurones stop working properly. This is known as neurodegeneration.
Motor neurones control important muscle activity, such as:
gripping, walking, speaking, swallowing and breathingreathing
As the condition progresses, people with motor neurone disease will find some or all of these activities increasingly difficult. Eventually, they may become impossible.
It's not clear what causes motor neurones to stop working properly. In about 5% of cases there's a family history of either motor neurone disease of which our family does. Motore Neurone Disease has no cure.
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