A severely disabled man from Wales has written a brutally frank book describing the realities of his life. Ian Griffiths, 28, one of the oldest men alive in Britain with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle wasting disease, hopes his book will dispel myths about disability.
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He has documented all aspects of his life with spinal muscular atrophy with candid humour, thereby informing and inspiring others whilst also influencing the public perception of disability. By Abbie Wightwick Education Editor. I've got a couple of months to live but today is good.
The freedom to walk, to talk, to run and play. To laugh, to hug, to eat — even breathe.
How can a parent take that in? The sad thing is, some people are genuinely shocked when they learn that I can. Until he was 16 he could still do disability swimming and riding and go on holiday.