That ‐ in short ‐ was what my doctor told me when I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease just weeks ago.
It's not the news you expect when you are 29 years old.
Motor Neurone Disease (or MND) is a rare, 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's five things the Scottish and UK Government's could do right now to help fund a cure and improve the care provided to MND patients:
Double MND research funding
Pay MND nurses from the public purse
Double the number of MND nurses
.@DodsMalcolm @DAScotland @oneinfivescot Sure. Text: "MNDS85 £5" to 70070 to donate £5. Thank you.
Monday, April 27th, 5:20 PM
.@DAScotland Do each of the candidates support the @OneInFiveScot campaign? What will each party do to end #MND?
Monday, April 27th, 2:38 PM
RT @JonnyBailey: SUPREME day. Ran 1st #londonmarathon for my friend @GordonAikman who is dying of #MND. Dig deep. Big love. http://t.co…
Sunday, April 26th, 9:58 PM