Diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, June commenced this final challenge - to write her memoirs. Robbed of the ability to speak she started typing a story or two a day. Eighty-six thousand words in all, the keyboard rattled away at the start but finished with single, lonely clicks.
Proceeds from the sale of June's book go to MND research, here's where you can find it:
iBooks via device or iTunes
Amazon via device or Browser
Kobo via device or Browser
The Allied Professionals Forum was held in Chicago on December 4 2012.
MND Week is celebrated nationally in the first full week of May every year. MND Associations work together during this week to raise awareness of MND to realise our vision of a world free from MND.
The MND Association of Tasmania depends on volunteers. The Committee is grateful to those people who attend Support Group meetings, support MND Awareness Week, organise fundraising activities and send in donations.
This year, our Button Day is on Wednesday 8th May. We are looking for volunteers to participate in collections and raising awareness on the streets. We also have merchandise boxes (with pens, cornflowers, wrist bands) for placement at businesses and workplaces.
Please click the logo below for more information:
MND Week Media Releases:
Major breakthrough as researchers discover common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Led by eminent researcher Prof Teepu Siddique this research group describes unique mistakes in a gene called UBQLN2, which codes for a protein called ubiquilin 2, in five families with the inherited form of ALS. This research group also found that this protein is found in both the inherited and sporadic form of MND, which suggest that this finding could be key to finding a new treatment for the disease. Their findings were published in the prestigious Journal Nature.