Norman: “I just couldn’t take anymore. I sat there weeping and couldn’t stop”

Norman: “I just couldn’t take anymore. I sat there weeping and couldn’t stop”

Asking for help is not an idea that comes naturally to Norman Meechan. A Scottish firefighter who spent 31 years with the service, he had always thought he could manage by himself without having to trouble anyone. But when his wife, Shonah, had a stroke and he later developed Parkinson’s Disease, it took him having a nervous breakdown before he realised how important it is to let others help you.

David: “I’m determined to get more out of MS than it gets out of me”

David: “I’m determined to get more out of MS than it gets out of me”

A lightweight wheelchair paid for by the Charity opened up doors for former Fife firefighter David Leeson that he never thought were possible. From coastal rowing to representing his country at Wheelchair Curling, David says he is seeing and doing things he never thought he would when he was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 20 years ago.