Giving Back to Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) has taken far too much from our family, but we have also grown from having it in our lives. This is why it’s important that we give back.
The good looking guy in these pics is my Dad, Stubby West. Dad had Motor Neurone Disease. He was diagnosed in 2015 at the age of 46. Far too young, but MND doesn’t discriminate. In fact it can affect adults of any age, but most are diagnosed are over the age of 40. It’s an uncommon disease, but not rare. It’s a progressive degeneration of the nerve cells that controls muscles. Have I mentioned yet that it’s incurable? Dad - being the determined and slightly stubborn man he was - wasn’t going to let this disease beat him. He tried every treatment you could think of, and Neurological Integration Systems (NIS) treatment was one of them. NIS was a treatment Dad stuck with for 18 months. He loved how it made him feel afterwards. His mentality was stronger, his pain would reduce and important body systems would work better until his next session.
OUR BEGINNING
The good looking guy in these pics is my Dad, Stubby West. Dad had Motor Neurone Disease. He was diagnosed in 2015 at the age of 46. Far too young, but MND doesn’t discriminate. In fact it can affect adults of any age, but most are diagnosed are over the age of 40. It’s an uncommon disease, but not rare. It’s a progressive degeneration of the nerve cells that controls muscles. Have I mentioned yet that it’s incurable? Dad - being the determined and slightly stubborn man he was - wasn’t going to let this disease beat him. He tried every treatment you could think of, and Neurological Integration Systems (NIS) treatment was one of them. NIS was a treatment Dad stuck with for 18 months. He loved how it made him feel afterwards. His mentality was stronger, his pain would reduce and important body systems would work better until his next session.
OUR PLEDGE
And now it’s time to give back. I want to give back to the disease that, through Dad, has given me so much. In April and October of every year, I will be giving a percentage of my sales to a family who is struggling through their own MND journey and all that entails. If your family is affected by MND, or if you know of a family that you’d like to nominate to receive our donations, then please fill out the form below. Alternatively if you or someone else close to you is suffering a terminal illness. . . nominate! If you would like to add to this donation please feel free to contact me also! I feel so honoured to be able to give back and especially in this way.
NOMINATE

How has Neuro Touch given back?

If you would like to join us in any upcoming events, please contact us.
August 2018: Hoka Marathon “Running for a Cure” group of 30. Raised $2,907 towards research for MND
March 2019: We sponsored a lap in a community fundraiser for the West Family and another Te Awamutu family to help with expenses from illnesses/hardship.
August 2019: Hoka Marathon “Running for Stubby”. Neuro Touch created an offical donation page for families struggling with MND.
October 2019: $400 donated to MND Foundation
April 2020:$350 to help with a lady who has a terminal nerve degeneration of the lungs, to support a weekend away with her family.
June 2020: Paige walked Monday - Thursday, 2 hours every morning. Doing a total of 46km and raising $450 to a lady who is 35th generation diagnosed with MND.
This helps with equipment costs that are not funded and sent from the US
June 2020: MND Awareness Week
Upcoming August 2020: Planning to run or walk 21km in Taupo Hoka Marathon.