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What is Motor Neuron Disease?
Motor Neuron disease is one of the more serious neuromuscular diseases. It forms part of a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy cells controlling essential muscle activity. Messages from nerve cells in the brain (called upper motor neurons) are
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Greetings, and welcome to the 2nd December, 2007 Neuromuscular Diseases Newsletter
This free newsletter is put out weekly and provides a wealth of information for anybody living with or interested in Neuromuscular Diseases and the effect it has on people’s lives.
Let us talk about volunteer workers this week. Whatever the cause of disability, living with them, have many pleasures, frustrations and problems in common.
Many of us need a helping hand from time to time. I am more than thankful for helping hands who offer their time to assist me when I need help. Some people enjoy helping out as we often have lots of fun and laughter together.
A woman who went with me to buy veggies had me almost in tears in the shop. Yes, the isles were crowded with people but her impatience with me making up my mind whether or not I was prepared to pay far more than I bargained for green beans, irritated me as well as some of the other customers. As I am blind, I did not “see” we passed the spinnage and, on her request what else I wanted, I said spinnage. “But we already passed them. Now we have to get through all these people again to take some.”
Another friend told me “don’t look so intelligent, there is no other parking space, I am going to park on a loading zone and tell the traffic police you are blind and cannot walk far.”
Taking liberties? Not on a terribly hot summer afternoon in South Africa after circling the street block several times looking for a parking spot.
Thoughts for the week:
"A righteous man may make a righteous work,
but no work of an unrighteous man can make him righteous.
The tree makes the fruit, not the fruit the tree;
and therefore the tree must be good before the fruit can be good."
- Thomas Boston 1676-1732
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else."
- Arnold Bennett
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