Patron of Sheffield Institute Foundation
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|Occupation||Retired. Now a Patron of The Sheffield Institute Foundation, for research into Motor Neurone Disease also researching other Nuerolgical disorders including Alzheimer's & Parkinson's diseases.|
|Location||Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
|Introduction||Former Professional Rugby League Player,The first Pro R.L. player to break his Neck, Be Paralyzed and Play Professionally again!(1959). Ran a leisure company which exported to 54 country's ,sold out because of health issues in the early 90's. Became a Patron of the Sheffield Institute Foundation in 2007 after my eldest son Shaun was diagnosed with Motor Nuerone Disease. Shaun died in January this year,aged 40 years young.Leaving a wife and three young daughters,aged 7,9 & 11. With the help of my wife Lynn and daughter Danielle I am now concentrating even more in helping the other great Patrons of SIF raising the last few £millions needed to create The worlds first dedicated research center in to MND.also known as Lou Gerhigs, & ALS. My Nickname in my business life was"The Kentucky Kid" I had a product that became world famous called "The Kentucky Derby" it was a game of skill that was sold to Theme Parks. In my photograph displayed perched on my right shoulder is my Parrot "Tali-Talisker" he informs me that he is 231 years old and that he went on the original TBB all those years ago? Would you believe him?|
|Interests||Sailing & Golf and My Family, Not necessary in that order.|
|Favorite Movies||Somebody Up There likes Me, The Quiet Man.|
|Favorite Music||March of The Gladiators, Just One Minute More, Hey Big Spender.|
|Favorite Books||"How to win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie|
Do you believe that forks are evolved from spoons?
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