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Steve Dolores


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Dear family and friends, I am undertaking the challenge of 24 For MND not only in memory of Murray, but also to honour my father Sam Dolores, who recently passed away. Although he wasn’t diagnosed with MND, my father developed a neuromuscular degenerative disease that robbed him of his ability to walk and talk. His daily struggles sharpened my understanding of how MND affects people and their families. Much more research is urgently needed in this area. I hope that we can make a difference.

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.

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