What You Wish For
Life was going well for Paul Blacklow. He was newly married, working with some of New Zealand’s top sportsmen as a sports massage therapist and training to run a half-marathon. But after he continued to falter through the training sessions, Paul was diagnosed in 2002 with motor neurone disease. The doctors told him he would lose all mobility and die within five years.
Paul, the quintessential Kiwi bloke, refused to back down to illness and turned to alternative therapies. What You Wish For is Paul’s account of what he learned through living with MND, and combines the insights of the therapists who accompanied him and his family on an exploration of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. With his wife Julianne, he had two children, born in 2004 and 2006, but died of MND in 2007, aged 35.
What You Wish For is an accessible guide for people diagnosed with terminal illness, and a moving story of determination, humour and love to inspire anyone seeking the answers to some of life’s big questions.
Paul Blacklow attended St Bede’s as a boarder 1985-1989.
Books are available from reception at the College or alternatively an order form is available here: St Bede’s book order form. Cost per book is $35.00.
All proceeds to the Blacklow Education Trust for Paul’s children, Jonty & Zoe. For further information go to http://motor-neuron-disease.blogspot.com/