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I'm doing this ride because my brother has Motor Neurone Disease. He was diagnosed at 29 years old, told he had 3-5 years to live and that there was nothing they could do. I'm so thankful to God that he's still here 6 years later!! I will continue to support organisations making it easier for those with MND, and those supporting the research towards potential treatments and, hopefully a cure. It remains my hope that one day when someone is told "you have MND" that they are given treatment options, not just a terminal diagnosis.
I know that the MND and Me Foundation does great work supporting both people with MND and their families while also funding critical research.
This is our chance to help them make a positive difference is the lives of people impacted by MND.
No donation is too small and any support you can provide is greatly appreciated.
What is Motor Neurone Disease?
You have nerves in your brain and spinal cord that control how your muscles work. These are called motor neurones. MND is a disease that aﬀects the motor neurones. With MND, motor neurones gradually stop telling your muscles how to move. When muscles no longer move, they become weak, which can also lead to stiﬀness and loss of muscle mass (wasting). MND is a life-shortening illness that can aﬀect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. This is usually diﬀerent for each individual. You may not get all of the symptoms and there is no set order in which they happen. The disease will progress, which means symptoms will get worse over time. For some people this can be rapid, for others it is slower. There is currently no cure for MND.
16 Feb 2020
Week one of training. Managed 4 rides this week for a total of 114km - less than what I'll have to do in one go ;) But I'm pleased I'm back on my bike. A combination of Zwift riding (because it's been so wet here) and a road ride today. My bike fitness isn't great right now, but I'm hopeful with some solid training I'll be more confident again soon.
The other win is I'm now on holidays until this ride - so I've got no excuse to not get some good training in!
Pedal pedal pedal
All the best Jen!
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