I was shocked and saddened to read about Fernando Ricksen and his battle with Motor Neurone Disease.
Of course, this situation causes to me to think of my own condition, and while I do not want to measure my circumstances against the unfortunate positions of others – it is not a bloody competition – I can’t help relating and empathising in some small way with Fernando.
This is not the time, nor the place, to discuss the frustrations of living with Friedreich’s Ataxia, but I wanted to send my love and support to Fernando and his family during this tough time. I do hope that the world of football can help to fund research into MND and give hope to future individuals suffering from this cruel condition.
I encourage all readers to donate to MND Connect and help Fernando make a difference during the precious time he has left. The work that the Dutchman is doing now will be of greater value to society than any of his achievements on the football field.
Keep fighting Fernando…
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