Ryan Walker, farmer and ex-sharks rugby player is currently living with Motor Neuron Disease (MND/ALS). He was diagnosed in August 2013 at the age of 35. Together with his family, and through the Ryan Walker Foundation, he wishes to create awareness about the disease and contribute where possible to the MND/ALS community.
One of the most effective ways to raise awareness, advance research and educate the public about ALS/MND is to “put a face on the disease.” Although Ryan is the main beneficiary, other MND/ALS families are indirectly benefitting from the numerous medical trials Ryan has taken part in over the last 2 years, as well as the endless research the foundation conducts.
The purpose of the foundation is to help Ryan live the remainder of his life with dignity, and to remain as healthy and proactive with treatments as possible. We are willing to try everything that is on offer and promise to keep looking for a cure or a better quality of life for both Ryan and other families affected by MND/ALS.