Greg speaks with Motor Neurone Disease champion, Peter Cambers.
For many, the MND journey can be a rollercoaster and for Peter Chambers, his journey was no different.
Pete had symptoms for around 18-months leading into his diagnosis in December 2019. And as he explains, no stone was left unturned when investigating the cause of his symptoms.
“There were three or four things the neurologists were looking at and had to exclude. MND was always in the background, but it was never the likely diagnosis during that 18-month period,” he says. “When it was finally diagnosed as MND, there were tears, but it didn’t come as a complete and utter shock. I was kind of prepared for it, but when you hear those words, it’s not what you want to hear”.
Not wanting his diagnosis to define him, Pete has used it as the catalyst for his positive mindset and desire to help others.
“I wanted a legacy that is not negative. There’s no way I want people to look at me and remember me as being someone who couldn’t cope with this.”