Did anyone watch the show about him tonight? Absolutely heartbreaking watching such a good guy going through such a horrible illness. The fact that heís remained so positive and raised so much money for research into MND is truly remarkable. Itís a fight he canít win, but I sincerely hope that his fight will mean that others will be able to beat this horrid illness.
My kids went/go to primary/secondary school with Doddyís children and my son knows one of his sons reasonably well.
I donít really know him myself but I think he has made a massive fist of trying to tackle and raise awareness about MND. Just as importantly, maybe more so, I think his family and his children in particular have been extraordinarily strong in dealing with his illness and managing to be in the public eye while dealing and coming to terms with it.
Every respect to all of them.
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Having spent a small bit of time with Doddie in the past (believe it or not, mainly on a 5 aside football pitch), I can confirm he's every bit the larger than life nice guy that he comes across as in these programmes and interviews.
Maybe the whole thing would be a lot harder for his close friends and family to deal with (and for the public to observe) were it not for his attitude and the way he's approaching it.
Still absolutely horrible what the big man is going through, and sad to think it's only going to get worse.