TV Presenter Talks About Her Father’s Journey With Motor Neuron Disease



In this video from ITV’s This Morning, television presenter Charlotte Hawkins talks about her father’s journey with motor neuron disease (MND), which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She highlights how lonely people can feel living with the disease, particularly when they lose the ability to speak.

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Hawkins explains that more awareness is needed of the disease and more money needs to be raised so researchers can continue looking into more effective treatments, which could vastly improve the quality of life for those who suffer from the disease.

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  1. Cynthia Hopkins says:

    Your Dad was a truly marvellous person, as are most people with MND, and yes you are right more money, awareness, and research is needed to rid the world of this devastating condition. Having been personally affected, I am passionate about quality of life and research. Until you have been there it is impossible to understand the impact on the individual, family and friends. I currently support many people dealing with this hideous condition in the community and continue to be amazed at their ‘strength’
    and fortitude. You will NEVER get over it but you will learn how to live with it. Good luck to you, your Mum and all those who knew and loved him. xx

    • Dianne Roncal, DMD says:

      Thank you for sharing those wonderful thoughts here, Cynthia. The display of courage and strength is so amazing to see in every individual who fights this condition. I, personally, go through comments every day and what a lot of people don’t know is how much I am in awe and how much I learn from them. Keep spreading positivity. All the best, Cynthia. 🙂

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