Ian Davis is a 35 year old doctor living in Melbourne, Australia. Before ALS (a.k.a MND) struck, Ian looked after patients suffering from haematological conditions and cancers. Due to his condition, he was forced to retire from Medical practice in early 2014.
On the 13th of September 2011 he was diagnosed with ALS and told his life expectancy was 3-5 years. The devastating news has taken its toll, both in an ever evolving physical sense, but also on a highly personal level. Despite this, Ian is determined to push ALS into the spotlight, and raise as much awareness and much needed funds to help find a cure to this cruel and relentless disease.
Being medically trained and from a scientific background, Ian believes that the only true way forward in finding a cure for this disease is to solve the ultimate question that all patients diagnosed with ALS ask themselves at one stage or another….. “Why Me?”
Our genetics and DNA lays the pathway, and understanding how will lead to an ultimate answer to this question, and of importance to all those not currently diagnosed with ALS, also help answer “Why could this not happen to me?”…..