Eastwood MSP backs MND Awareness Week

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Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw, recently marked Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Week (June 18-24) in a bid to raise the public perception of the degenerative disease.

This follows a parliamentary reception which saw MND patient Dennis Dick, who is losing his voice to MND, used his communications device to tell MSPs how important having a voice is.

Thanks to the support of the Scottish Parliament it is now a legal obligation for health boards across Scotland to provide people who need it, with a communications device.

Commenting Jackson Carlaw MSP said: “I was delighted to be able to attend MND Scotland’s reception.

“The event was a great opportunity to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to speak to help people affected by the illness about how we can support them.

“I would like to congratulate MND Scotland on their new Myth-Busting MND campaign, which highlights and challenges some of the misconceptions and stigmas that are associated with the illness.

“I also want to commend the brave Scots across the country who have shared their experiences of MND to help raise awareness.”