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Royd Tolkien Talks About his Brother Living with Motor Neuron Disease in this EXCLUSIVE Legendarium Interview from HobbitCon 2014

Jay Johnstone, Legendarium’s Head of European Operations, continues with his HobbitCon adventure in this very emotional interview continuation with Royd Tolkien.

Royd Tolkien talks about his brother living with diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and how it’s prompted a feature documentary Royd is trying to get produced called “There’s a Hole in my Bucket” where the brothers travel to Queenstown in New Zealand so that Royd can do Mike’s Bucket List, including bungee jumping and more.

Motor neuron disease (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a serious and incurable form of progressive neurodegeneration – over time the nerves in the spine and brain progressively lose function. In the case of motor neuron disease, motor neurons – types of nerve cells – are affected. The renowned English physicist, Stephen Hawking, and guitar virtuoso Jason Becker are living with motor neuron disease.– Medical News Today

Stay tuned for more interviews and features from the event every Tuesday and Thursday!

MND

To learn more about Motor Neuron Disease or how you can help in your area, visit the MND site at http://www.alsmndalliance.org/ .

 

About reuben

Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier.

One comment

  1. What an extraordinary interview! Through teary eyes I am humbled…and left speechless.

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