Joost van der Westhuizen - one of the best South African rugby players, suffers from Motor Neuron Disease. The sadness and pain on his face in the pic makes me cry. Such a strong man x

Joost van der Westhuizen - one of the best South African rugby players, suffers from Motor Neuron Disease. The sadness and pain on his face in the pic makes me cry. Such a strong man x

Motor Neurone Disease: The 'At Your Fingertips' Guide

Motor Neurone Disease: The 'At Your Fingertips' Guide

The film I Am Breathing documents the last year of a young architect's life as he succumbs to motor neurone disease. His wife tells Sarfraz Manzoor why he chose to leave this moving legacy.

I Am Breathing: film follows dying father's last months

The film I Am Breathing documents the last year of a young architect's life as he succumbs to motor neurone disease. His wife tells Sarfraz Manzoor why he chose to leave this moving legacy.

Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW

Blue MND T-shirt

Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW

Joost van der Westhuizen jetted off to America on Sunday where he will take part in clinical studies for research into motor neuron disease.

Joost van der Westhuizen jetted off to America on Sunday where he will take part in clinical studies for research into motor neuron disease.

Sarah's Story - Motor Neurone Disease Association

Sarah's Story - Motor Neurone Disease Association

Sarah's Story - Motor Neurone Disease Association

Sarah's Story - Motor Neurone Disease Association

Binchy’s final act of charity revealed | Irish Examiner    The author’s recipe will be among several featured in the organisation’s cookbook — Sit Down for Dinner, Stand up against Motor Neurone Disease.     Hollywood star Gabriel Byrne, President Michael D Higgins, and Irish and Munster rugby legend Paul O’Connell have also contributed recipes.     The book will be launched at the association’s gala dinner in Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel on Oct 5.

Binchy’s final act of charity revealed | Irish Examiner The author’s recipe will be among several featured in the organisation’s cookbook — Sit Down for Dinner, Stand up against Motor Neurone Disease. Hollywood star Gabriel Byrne, President Michael D Higgins, and Irish and Munster rugby legend Paul O’Connell have also contributed recipes. The book will be launched at the association’s gala dinner in Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel on Oct 5.

Check out www.mynameisemilythefilm.com to support Simon Fitzmaurice, an award winning Irish filmmaker with Motor Neurone Disease. Help him to make his film! Thank you.

Check out www.mynameisemilythefilm.com to support Simon Fitzmaurice, an award winning Irish filmmaker with Motor Neurone Disease. Help him to make his film! Thank you.

Motor Neurone Disease: A Family Affair (Overcoming Common Problems) by David Oliver. $8.63. http://yourdailydream.org/showme/dpysz/By0s0z7jWtRkCpQgRo4f.html. Publisher: SPCK (March 30, 2012). 80 pages

Motor Neurone Disease: A Family Affair (Overcoming Common Problems) by David Oliver. $8.63. http://yourdailydream.org/showme/dpysz/By0s0z7jWtRkCpQgRo4f.html. Publisher: SPCK (March 30, 2012). 80 pages


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Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW

Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW

Hype, Hope and Reality - Journeys with MND. National Motor Neuron Disease Week is May 6th-12th, 2012. Go to http://healthaware.org/category/2012/17-may-2012/ for link to more information.*

Hype, Hope and Reality - Journeys with MND. National Motor Neuron Disease Week is May 6th-12th, 2012. Go to http://healthaware.org/category/2012/17-may-2012/ for link to more information.*

Researchers Test Method Of Amniotic Membrane Preparation For Aiding Corneal Stem Cell Treatments

Researchers Test Method Of Amniotic Membrane Preparation For Aiding Corneal Stem Cell Treatments

The paralysed painter who creates masterpieces using just her EYES  Sarah Ezekiel, 46, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease 12 years ago  Mother-of-two also uses the technology to talk, email, book appointments and contact friends and family  Her computer, called a Tobii Eyegaze, works by tracking eye movements via an infrared bar, giving users full mouse control with their eyes.  Users then select by blinking or staring for a prolonged period

Sarah Ezekiel: The paralysed painter who creates masterpieces just using her EYES

The paralysed painter who creates masterpieces using just her EYES Sarah Ezekiel, 46, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease 12 years ago Mother-of-two also uses the technology to talk, email, book appointments and contact friends and family Her computer, called a Tobii Eyegaze, works by tracking eye movements via an infrared bar, giving users full mouse control with their eyes. Users then select by blinking or staring for a prolonged period

Stephen Hawking is turning 70, defying the odds of Lou Gehrig's disease - an extraordinary mind.

Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease

Stephen Hawking is turning 70, defying the odds of Lou Gehrig's disease - an extraordinary mind.

Betty, a lifelong South Carolinian and a retired school teacher, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in Nov. 2007. From that day forward her daughter, popular television host Nancy O'Dell, joined MDA's ALS Division to bring help and hope to all those affected by the disease.    Betty passed away in June 2008, but her spirit and fight lives on through Betty’s Battle.

Betty, a lifelong South Carolinian and a retired school teacher, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in Nov. 2007. From that day forward her daughter, popular television host Nancy O'Dell, joined MDA's ALS Division to bring help and hope to all those affected by the disease. Betty passed away in June 2008, but her spirit and fight lives on through Betty’s Battle.

http://www.stemcellshealthcare.com/treatable-diseases/motor-neuron-disease-mnd

http://www.stemcellshealthcare.com/treatable-diseases/motor-neuron-disease-mnd

Lou Gehrig's Disease  by Retro Rekki, via Flickr

Lou Gehrig's Disease by Retro Rekki, via Flickr

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This Is The New Billion-Dollar Battle In Health Care

Fighting Motor Neurone Disease - The MND and Me Foundation  is a not for profit organisation that was formed to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and its impact in the community. Please go to the website for information on how you can donate to the foundation.

Fighting Motor Neurone Disease

Fighting Motor Neurone Disease - The MND and Me Foundation is a not for profit organisation that was formed to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and its impact in the community. Please go to the website for information on how you can donate to the foundation.

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