Mike’s MND Story

May 20, 2021 | 0 comments

Mum had been in paid through having pulled her back some 35 years earlier, resulting in a metal cage bolted into her spine. Mum was active and eventually started to feel numbness in her left arm.

Eventually nearly unable to move it… other than grab it with her other hand. After a few visits to the doctor’s about the numbness she ended up with a hospital appointment.

I recall getting the call from my sister who attended the appointment with my mum… “Mum’s not well she’s been diagnosed with Motor Neurones Disease” are the words that broke me and the world stopped.

Over the following weeks mum was moved to a hospice and signed a DNR. Quality of life was something we discussed in my younger days but even reading brought to life the horror.

Mum was adamant she did not want to die in a hospital and we fought tooth and nail to get her home, eventually we achieved it. Within a few days being home she passed away.

Watching mum go from a happy bouncy character reduced to bare bones in just 13 weeks is something no human being should ever witness.

This disease needs a cure. It’s taking lives in a degrading manner and leaving a trail of destruction with the families and friends left. It’s absolutely broken me inside and I’m sure others that have lost loved ones feel the same.

Mike Healy

Mike’s story is just one of many sad stories that this horrible disease is responsible. There are so many families like Mike’s who have lost loved to MND and other families continue to suffer. This is why I’m doing my Mission – to help raise invaluable funds for suffers of MND.

If you’d like to get involved with Fothers Mission 24, you can do so in many ways. Donations can be made via a dedicated JustGiving page, you can become a sponsor and enjoy a range of benefits. Alternatively, we appreciate all the support so feel free to spread the word and share this website with friends, family and colleagues or follow me on social media (links in the footer).

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