*This blog was written by Andrew Knowlman between 2015 and 2018. Sadly Andrew passed away in October 2018. The words below and in the accompanying blog posts are his.
This blog was written by Andrew Knowlman between 2015 and 2018. Throughout this period Andrew had Motor Neurone Disease, which eventually claimed his life.
However, Andrew achieved a great amount in these years – including writing and publishing books with just the use of his great mind and his eyes. So, this blog remains here as a testiment to his great courage and to show that, in spite of a terminal diagnosis, there remains an opportunity to achieve great things. The words below were Andrew’s:
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.