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Remembering my first true love.

Here is a Valentines day post I first wrote three years ago remembering fondly the man who taught me what love meant… For you Dad.xx… 345 more words


RIP Joost van der Westhuizen

On Monday (6th February) the sad news was announced that the great South African scrum-half Joost van der Westhuizen (JVD) had died at the age of 45. 371 more words


When Jonah met Joost.

The rugby world lost one of its most inspirational legends this week as Joost van der Westhuizen passed away.

The former scrum-half had been suffering with motor neurone disease since 2011 and finally lost a brave battle against the degenerative illness, after initially only being given two years to live. 163 more words

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RIP Joost van der Westhuizen 2017

©2017 Edward C Lunnon | ill 10 years 5 months | Advantage CBD

Today, we had one of our infrequent MND support group meetings at the PE St FranciS Hospice. 1,013 more words

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A rugby legend who inspired a generation

As this is a dedicated travel, food and rugby blog, it’s with a heavy heart today I learnt one of my idols, Joost van der Westhuizen, the former South Africa captain, has died aged 45 after a seven-year battle with motor neurone disease (MND). 336 more words

Joost van der Westhuizen dies aged 45

Having just landed back home, I’ve just heard the news of the passing of former South African scrum half and captain Joost van der Westhuizen.  Joost had been suffering from motor neurone disease since 2011 and I knew he took a turn for the worse before heading to Italy. 150 more words

Gordon Aikman (2 April 1985-1 February 2017)

He wanted his legacy to be change for other motor neurone sufferers – an obituary of Gordon Aikman

First published on LabourList

Gordon Aikman was propelled into the media when he was tragically diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 29 during the Scottish independence referendum. 844 more words