This blog was written by Andrew Knowlman between 2015 and 2018. Andrew was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2015 – a disease for which there is no cure – and he died in October 2018.
The words below and in the accompanying blog posts are Andrew’s. They will remain online as a testament to his amazing character and to raise awareness of the many issues that people and families suffer with MND.
Hi, my name is Andrew Knowlman. I am a husband to Jane and a father to two wonderful kids – Sebastian and Valentina.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have had a great career, which has taken me and my family to live in various parts of the world. I have loved learning different languages and learning about different cultures.
In 2015 my world changed when, aged 47, I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, as it is also known).
I have dedicated this website/blog to my experiences of living with MND / ALS. I hope it will give some insight for those unfamiliar with the illness and I hope it will provide some comfort for those who are experiencing similar challenges.
I can also be found on social media. Links are:
Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/members/aknowlman
Thanks for visiting and I hope you will enjoy reading.