Family publish books written by their son before his death from Motor Neurone Disease

The family of a man who died from Motor Neurone disease (MND) have published the children’s books he wrote in the final months of his life.

David Greaves was 30-years-old when he was diagnosed with MND. He died, 15 months later, surrounded by his family.

Using specialist eye-tracking software, Mr Greaves was able to write children’s books ‘Mr Snuffles Birthday’ and ‘Sarah and the Homeless Bumblebee’.

One the Mr Greaves’ books wrote using specialist eye-tracking software Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Paying tribute to their son, Mr Greave’s father said the books would form part of his lasting legacy.

It’s worth saying that David always saw himself as having children in the future and he really wanted to have children.

We kind of think now that the books are his children and they are his gift to the world.

– Andrew Greaves, David’s Father

Motor Neurone Disease is a fatal condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, which significantly impacts a person’s control of their muscles.

According to the MND association it affects around 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.


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