When I was thinking about what to write for this edition of our newsletter, those were the words that came to mind. While the restrictions and challenges of COVID-19 have surrounded us all over the last months, what has come through is the gentle toughness of the MND Community.
Take on the ultimate challenge of the Kokoda Trail, one of the most iconic treks for Australians and you can help to raise funds and awareness for MND NSW.
This incredible challenge is about doing something amazing for yourself and for people living with MND now and in the future. Kokoda is one of the toughest treks in the world but also one of the most rewarding to take on and complete. You’ll learn about and retrace the footsteps of ANZAC soldiers in WWII as they fought off the Japanese advance towards Australia. The experience will help you raise awareness of MND while allowing you to achieve something you can brag about for the rest of your life.
Hammond Care have a range of cook books that provide nutritious and appealing meal ideas that cater to an array of dietary or swallowing needs. The books were written in collaboration with a chef, speech pathologist and palliative care specialist and aim to provide practical advice so food can remain a pleasure and a comfort.
In this edition of our newsletter you’ll find out more about our online education and support groups, a wrap up of MND Week, information about our national challenge event Australia Moves for MND, our winter tax appeal and why staff member Nicole Smith says that her wish is to be out of a job.