What is MND/ALS?


What is MND/ALS?
MND/ALS is characterised by progressive degeneration of the motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The motor cells (neurones) control the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, breathe, and swallow. With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste. Symptoms may include muscle weakness and paralysis, as well as impaired speaking, swallowing, and breathing. In most cases, it does not affect intellect, memory or the senses. Progress is relentless and generally rapid, with a life expectancy of between 2 and 5 years from the onset of symptoms. There is no known cause and there is no known cure. See links on the right for further information.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Gay Times

Very proud to be raising awareness on Motor Neurone Disease specifically in the gay community, which I believe may be a first, by sharing my story over a 4 page article in Gay Times. Thank you to  MND Association and Gay Times Magazine for making this all possible. Available digitally and in the shops now.