January saw two services to mark the end of Jenny’s struggle against MND, in France we said farewell with the cremation then in England we had a service to celebrate her life.
In Jenny’s own words “The whole to be as least harrowing as possible. I have had a good life and when I pop my clogs I will have had enough of the struggle against MND.” We tried, but inevitably there were some harrowing moments.
The weather conspired to make travel difficult particularly in the UK, and some followers of her “antics” and the ups and downs of struggling with the illness are too far away to make the services. For those I post the readings, Reflections, on Jenny read at the services.
Firstly a huge thank you to the people who have supported Jenny, me (Malcolm) and family during our three and half year journey with MND. That support covers many areas, practical support, listening support, support on the fund raising – joining us or contributing to the funds. The funds donated were hugely appreciated by Jenny, she did not see a solution to MND but she did feel she was doing something and that was hugely important. Important as she felt was was making a difference and important as it gave her another reason to struggle against the disease for as long as she could. Fund raising another reason alongside her desire to see her children and friends for as long as possible.
Jenny left a list, so what’s next is a party to further celebrate her life and remember her. This will come later in the year so keep in touch and find out where and when later this year.
And finally, for now – don’t forget there is still no solution to MND. research needs funding, in Jenny’s memory if ever you see others fundraising to fight this cruel disease make a small donation, in Jenny’s memory.