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Free screening of motor neurone disease film

An award-winning film which documents the experiences of a British man whose life changes when he is diagnosed with motor neurone disease is to receive a free screening in Wrexham.

I Am Breathing will be aired at Glynd┼Ár University’s Nick Whitehead Theatre from 11.30am to 1.30pm on Friday 22 November.

The film tells the story of Neil Platt from his own viewpoint. Within a year, he goes from being a healthy 30-something British bloke with a great sense of humour to becoming completely paralysed from the neck down, thanks to the devastating illness he has inherited – known as ALS, MND, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. As his body gets weaker, his perspective on life changes

Knowing he only has a few months left to live, and while he still has the ability to speak, Neil puts together a letter and memory box for his baby son Oscar and communicates his experience and thoughts about life in a blog – and in this film which he was determined to make.

His blog posts form the film’s narration as he tells his own story through memories and impressions of his life – the sheer joy of falling in love, of partying with his mates, of fast motorbike rides. Through his determination to share his final journey, he makes us ask questions about our own lives.

For further details contact Helen Carey Occupational Therapy Department at Glyndwr University. Tel 01978 293469, 07971 808844 or email h.carey@glyndwr.ac.uk.

Alternatively contact Kevin Thomas, MND Association, on 01248 853428 or kevin.thomas@mndassociation.org

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