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MND man publishes book with help from Premiership teammates

MND man publishes book with help from Premiership teammates
8th December 2009

A former England schoolboy footballer has just self-published a book which addresses his life after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

At the age of only 34, Del Deanus was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative condition but has received plenty of support for his efforts, the MND Association has revealed, with the man travelling to Manchester to see former teammates Ryan Giggs and Nick Barmby, who are helping to publicise the book.

Mr Deanus, who is expecting his first child on Christmas Eve with wife Emma, said: "My prognosis means I probably won't be around to see my child grow up so I hope the book will be a way he or she can learn more about me when they are older."

He added that the book gives advice to others who are coming to terms with being diagnosed with a terminal illness in one form or another, adding that he will be happy if it helps even one person.

Last Friday (December 4th), Henry Marcuzzi found himself in front of the camera lens instead of behind it when a moving documentary was created to detail his struggle with MND, with the programme being shown on Channel 4.

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