Category Archives: motor neurone

National Dog Walk for the Carers Association

National Dog Walk for the Carers Association

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Following the success of Irelands first National Dog Walk, which raised €40,000 for family carers last year, Petmania and The Carers Association is again asking dog owners and their dogs to join them on Easter Monday, April 25th 2011, for this, the second annual event. The National Dog Walk will see five kilometre walks starting from 13 of Petmanias stores nationwide to raise vital funds for family carers.

Bolton man with motor neurone disease ‘banks’ his voice

Bolton man with motor neurone disease ‘banks’ his voice

A man from Bolton who has motor neurone disease (MND) is recording his words so his baby son will be able to hear his voice.

Laurence Brewer was diagnosed with MND – a progressive condition that damages the nervous system – in 2008.

Mr Brewer, 43, has already lost much of his mobility. Concerned that his speech could be next, he went online and discovered a speech synthesis programme called ModelTalker which allows him to record his speech patterns

The driving force behind it is Mr Brewer’s 13-month-old son, Stan.

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