Brave Droitwich man battling Motor Neurone Disease creating Christmas gift tags for MND charity - The Droitwich Standard

Brave Droitwich man battling Motor Neurone Disease creating Christmas gift tags for MND charity

Droitwich Editorial 9th Nov, 2021   0

A BRAVE Droitwich man who has Motor Neurone Disease is creating Christmas gift tags for the charity which has helped him since his diagnosis four-and-a-half years ago.

John Adams, who lives in Vines Lane, and his family were told the life expectancy after diagnosis was 12 to 18 months.

But he refused to accept that and battled on in his journey.

His daughter Helen Millward said, despite him having lost the use of his legs, receiving food and fluid through a peg in his stomach, being unable to speak and having a catheter, he never complains and smiles and laughs every day.

“Everyone who meets him say he is the most contagious, positive man they have ever met.”

When he watched a piece on the news regarding MND research funding being refused by Parliament he said, via his voice machine, he wanted to do something to help.

“Dad has always loved Christmas and the first year he was diagnosed every present he received was a framed photo of the individual with him!

“He found this very funny and told everyone you have got me for a few more Christmases yet.

“Every Christmas he says the same thing: ‘see, I am still around.“

He decided to make Christmas gift tags to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association which proved a challenge as he is losing the use of his hands and his movement is limited.

His original target for the cause was £300 but he is now up to £1,209 having made more than 2,000 tags.

John said: “Having the love, care and support from family, friends and my four carers has highlighted how important it is to keep motivated and active to the best of my ability.

“Despite this devastating disease, any money I can raise may help someone else less fortunate than myself.

Anyone wanting to find out more or donate can visit – John’s fund-raising page.

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