That ‐ in short ‐ was what my doctor told me when I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
It's not the news you expect when you are 29 years old.
Motor Neurone Disease (or MND) is a progressive and debilitating disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord. It leads to weakness and muscle wasting and will affect how I walk, talk, eat and breathe. There is no cure.
Soon it will kill me.
I don't want pity. All I want is for you to take action to help fund a cure and fight for better care for people with MND.
It'll be too late for me, but we must ‐ and with your help we will ‐ find a cure for the next generation.
With your help I can turn a negative into a positive.
Thank you for your support, Gordon
Here are seven things the Scottish and UK Government can do to help find a cure and transform care for MND patients:
Pay MND nurses from the public purse
Double the number of MND nurses
Guarantee MND patients a voice
Pay carers a Living Wage
Double MND research funding
Outlaw care charges
Big love for this guy → @lacowan: Best mate, best man and now boss of Scotland's best charity @MNDScotland 👏 #MND https://t.co/y8e6PZLXSb
Monday, October 17th, 5:25 PM
RT @ScotGymnastics: #FlashbackFriday to @GordonAikman joining us at #Gymfest2016. Watch out for more @MNDScotland fundraising at #GymfestPe…
Friday, October 14th, 1:04 PM
RT @MrBrendanCox: This isn't just wrong, it's absolutely disgraceful. https://t.co/Z8RwBojwEi
Wednesday, October 12th, 1:29 PM