David was diagnosed with MND in September 2012. He now needs 24/7 care from his wife Helen, but his relatively slow progression has given him the opportunity to get involved in campaigning, awareness raising, signposting and fundraising activities.
He is inspired by the resilience and determination which runs throughout the MND community. He says that hearing the stories of others affected by this horrendous condition, especially those with young families, is what gets him out of bed in the morning to see what he can do in a team with others to improve things.David says he is fortunate to have a great support network of family and friends (many from his amateur sporting days and his business life) who get involved with all of these activities. He has 3 married sons and has been recently blessed by the arrival of his first grandchildren. He hopes to see several more!