MND is a terminal, degenerative condition that affects the Motor Neurones. It attacks the muscles until they waste away, leaving the sufferer trapped in their own body, un
able to move, speak and eventually breathe.
Until his diagnosis, Carl was a fit, healthy and loved playing football every week.
Carl now has no movement from the neck down and is reliant on 24 hour care.
He has recently had a RIG (feeding tube) fitted, which allows him to have food and medicines pumped directly into his stomach.
His voice is getting weaker and he now uses an eye gaze device for most communications. This has allowed him to reconnect with people after he lost the ability to use his phone at all - he can now communicate with his eyes, so you will be hearing more from him!
It is hard to describe MND until you have it as a part of your life. Many people simply say they cannot, or don't want to imagine what it would be like.
Carl has never held his son. MND robbed him of this.
It's called the painless disease, but Carl is in agony every single day. He requires care for the simplest of tasks around the clock. Uncurling his fingers, moving his bed sheets, putting a straw to his mouth for a drink.... Every little thing needs somebody else to help him.
Money raised from TeamGib will go towards Carl's continuing and developing care requirements, as well as hopefully helping him to leave the house and enjoy time with his family.
DonationsSee top donations
- Pauline Cousins
- Christine Fenn
- Mike Callow
- Ken Sayers
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more