Monday, 16 December 2019
HUGE Congrats to Doddie Weir
The award is given annually "for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity" - something for which Weir is eminently qualified, having thrown himself with typical gusto and good humour into raising more than £4m for research into Motor Neurone Disease and to help those suffering from the disease since his own diagnosis with MND in late 2016.
Much of Doddie's struggle - as well as his life as a rugby player straddling the amateur/professional eras - is documented in his excellent autobiography - My Name'5 Doddie - which I have recently read and which I heartily recommend.
Good luck with your continued fight against this dreadful, debilitating disease Doddie - your award last night was so richly deserved.