The South African Motor Neurone Disease Association was founded in late 1990, to bring together all those people with a family member with MND and who were concerned about the total lack of support in Africa.
They had experienced the fantastic backup support system available in Canada & UK and decided to form a Committee to help those in the Western Cape, which is where they all lived. The Association became affiliated to the Hospice Association of South Africa in 1994 and now has branches in Gauteng and KZN with the Head Office in Cape Town. It is a voluntary organization, and its main concern is the welfare of the MND sufferer.
MISSION STATEMENT of MNDA of SA
“To provide the best possible support for people living with Motor Neurone Disease, their families, and carers, via a support service of both physical assistance and psychological counselling. To loan patients the equipment required. To publish a quarterly newsletter for patients, family members, doctors, hospices, therapists and donors.”
HOW WILL APHRODITE HELP?
By making a much-needed donation of 5% of all sales from our online adult store. The MND Association of South Africa are always short of funds and appreciate help from a wider circle than its members, who contribute the backbone of their annual requirement to cover running costs.
“This disease is very close to my heart. My sister was diagnosed 3 years ago and is going strong. I will do whatever I can to support this organisation through giving back to research and for those in need”. Founder: Aphrodite Online Adult Store
Motor Neurone Disease is due to the degeneration of these motor neurones. Degeneration of the upper motor neurones causes both weakness, stiffness, and resistance to movement in the muscles with changes in the reflexes which the doctor can elicit. Degeneration of the lower motor neurones causes wasting of muscles, weakness, fasciculations (flickering of small groups of muscle fibres occurring spontaneously) and muscle cramps.