Motor Neurone Disease


Motor Neurone Disease

This month is Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month

Now, I’m ashamed to say that I know very little about this condition – apart from the fact that it’s what Stephen Hawking is afflicted with.

In a nutshell, it’s a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones – or the nerve pathways – in your brain and spinal chord. This means that messages sent to your muscles gradually weaken until they eventually stop.

And it’s not just your leg or arm muscles that are affected. It can affect your eating, speech and even breathing.

Worst of all, there’s no cure. However, the condition can be managed with medication and technology – Stephen Hawking was given 2 years to live (I believe) in 1963!

If you’d like to know more, or get help and advice, the Motor Neurone Disease Association is the best place to look. Click on the image below:-

motor neurone disease

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