About Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.

MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order.

Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life.

Whether you have been diagnosed with MND or you know someone who has, there are services that can make a real difference to how you cope in the future. The L6ve Life foundation is dedicated to supporting those who are striving to find a cure, as well as helping those who are suffering from this condition.

The team working with Professor Pamela Shaw at the Sheffield Hallam Hospital, Dr Nandakumar and his staff at the Hull Royal Infirmary and alternative therapists such as Michael O’Doherty Bio-energy healer are all working incredibly hard supporting MND patients. They are certainly all extraordinary people and were a big part of Lee’s journey.