Producer: Jo Townsend
This is a story of courage and inspiration. Dr Ian Davis was in the prime of his life, and part of the team charged with curing leukemia, when he diagnosed himself with motor neuron disease. He knew straight away he had very limited time left, so Ian set out to achieve more than most of us would in a lifetime. He’s jumped out of planes, jammed on stage with Pearl Jam, set up his own brewery, and ridden a specially designed bike from Brisbane to Sydney to raise money for MND research. Then Ian began reading books to his unborn son, in case he lost the use of his voice, or worse still, never got to meet him. Ray Martin has been with Ian every step of the way on this emotional journey, and was there when Ian’s final wish came true.
To contact, donate or find out more information about the ‘MND and Me Foundation’ started by the late Scott Sullivan, click here.
For info on Cavalier Courage, visit their website here. $1 per bottle or schooner of beer goes to motor neurone disease research
For support and advice, visit MND Australia.
Free-call number to contact your state MND association: 1800 777 175
The Long Road Ahead