Ten years ago, my partner was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and, as it is for everyone faced with PD, his life and that of his family changed for ever. Before that day, he was a rock climber and moutaineer, climbing around the world: in The Alps, Nepal, Canada and South America. The convention was you got to name a route if you were the first person to do it - Brian clocked up several such rock climbing routes. It was a way of life to him and many of his climbing friends site him as being a great inspiration. He never complains about his lot and faces this disease with stoicism, still doing what he can to help others. He most certainly deserves a second chance a cure would give him.