One evening in a dank, seedy, liquor-soaked Beijing boozer, I talked myself into something daft.
I will be wearing my Leon Paul Apex jacket and breeches. Initially I thought of wearing a full kit, but given that it is likely to be in the mid-20s I decided against it, even if it provides less protection against marauding Mongols.
Ataxia - a progressive neurological condition - took the life of my cousin, Alice, when she was only 2 years old and now affects her father, my uncle George. Ataxia UK helps provide assistance for those who have the condition and provides research money for potential treatments and cures.
Many people are not aware of the condition, but it deeply affects the lives of those who have it and those close to them. I hope that through this fundraising we can help both raise awareness of the condition and provide help for those affected by it.
I would be forever grateful if you could donate to this page. Whatever you feel you can afford would mean the world to me.
Ataxia is a degenerative disease of the nervous system. Many symptoms of Ataxia can mimic those of being drunk – slurred speech, stumbling, falling, and incoordination. All are related to degeneration of the part of the brain, called the cerebellum, that is responsible for coordinating movement. Ataxia is a disease that affects people of all ages. Age of symptom-onset can vary widely, from childhood to late-adulthood. Complications from the disease are serious, oftentimes debilitating, and can be life-shortening.
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