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  • Team members: Rebecca Keating, Lisa Bragg
  • Event: Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, 16 Oct 2010

Motor Neurone Disease Association

We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND

Charity Registration No. 294354

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In 2008 my mum was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. 

Mum lead an active and healthy life, at 70 she had never learned to drive so she would walk everywhere she wanted to go and was a popular dog walker in her home town of Stockport. In mid 2008 mum had been diagnosed with MND and very soon after that she became unable to get around without a wheelchair, followed by loosing all mobility breathing and unable to speak. 
 
Sadly on the 20th August 2009 mum passed away.
 
Mum, Dad and the family have had amazing support from the local MND association in Stockport and nationally the MNDA work with hundreds of families, helping them through this difficult time.
 
We hope that if you can give a little to support us then we'll raise much needed funds for this charity.  
 

What is MND?

MND is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.

Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.

The muscles first affected tend to be those in the hands, feet and mouth, this is dependent on which type of the disease you are diagnosed with.


Diagnosis

Motor Neurone Disease can be extremely difficult to diagnose for several reasons.

It is a comparatively ‘rare’ disease. The early symptoms can be quite slight, such as clumsiness, mild weakness or slightly slurred speech, all of which can be attributed to other reasons. It can be some time before someone feels it necessary to see his or her GP. The disease affects each individual in a different way; there is no definitive symptom, which would immediately indicate diagnosis.

There is no test available to diagnose MND; it is a case of eliminating other potential conditions.
MND does not usually affect the senses or the bladder and bowel. It is not contagious.

The effects of MND can vary enormously from person to person, from the presenting symptoms, the rate and pattern of the disease progression to the length of survival time after diagnosis.

For more information please visit the MNDA website

www.mndassociation.org

In October 2010 Lisa and I will be climbing Mount Kilimanajro to help raise funds for the MNDA.

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