‘I’m dying fast’ | Owen Jones meets Gordon Aikman

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Published on Aug 24, 2015

Gordon Aikman was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 29. MND is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, leading to weakness and muscle wastage. There is no cure and half of the people diagnosed with it die within 14 months.

Learn more about Gordon Aikman’s story ► http://gordonsfightback.com/

But following the bleak diagnosis he launched a campaign, which has helped to deliver a significant improvement to the care offered to people suffering with the disease. MND also changed Gordon’s outlook on life. It made him reassess his work-life balance, he decided to spend more time with friends and family, to do the things he enjoys and visit the places he wanted to see while he still can. Gordon’s story should be an inspiration to us all.

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