Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a very challenging condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in your brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. MND is progressive and can be very debilitating. There is no cure for MND.
MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order.
People living with MND have never been more vulnerable.
And right now, there are more than 400 people affected by this cruel and debilitating disease all across Ireland.