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Against the Odds: Living with Motor Neurone Disease

Against the Odds: Living with Motor Neurone Disease

Andy McGovern

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Andy McGovern was born on a farm near Aughavas in County Leitrim in 1933 and, like other rural children of the time, shared in his family's seasonal work of sowing crops, saving hay and turf and harvesting potatoes and oats.

From his parents' generation, which worked so hard to survive in the poor decades of the mid-20th century, he believes he inherited his strength of will and ability to call on the 'inner hero' to deal with adversity. In the 1950's, like so many of his peers, he emigrated to London, where he was involved in construction and bar work.

He married a local girl and they returned to live in Leitrim in 1964. They had six young children and Andy had established a successful machinery contracting business when, at the age of forty-three, in 1976, he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and told he had two to five years to live.

Thirty-seven years later.......

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Author Andy McGovern
Publisher Londubh Books
Publication date 10 Feb 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781907535291

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