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Keeping Up with Keith - Introduction!
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Hi, My name is Keith Smith and I have Motor Neurone Disease. Also known as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and Lou Gehrig's disease, its a usually terminal, rapidly progressing, degenerative disease. What does that mean? Well, over 60% of people diagnosed die within 14 months. Its a horrendous death with all the muscles wasting away and eventually the breathing muscle (diaphragm) stops working and we die. Around 85% of people die within three years and only a very small percentage live beyond 5 years. • • There is no cure, there is no treatment and unlike cancer, there is no real understanding of how the disease works so not really much chance of finding a cure any time soon. Please help raise funds for research by watching the adverts all the way through so the advertiser makes a donation to the MNDA. Thanks
Keywords: MND motor neurone ALS Lou Gehrig progressive neuromuscular NMD