Family hopes Craig's legacy will be to raise motor neurone disease awareness

Craig Ruston sadly passed away earlier this week

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 3:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 4:18 pm
Craig Ruston's family have paid tribute to him

The wife of Craig Ruston, who sadly passed away at Kettering General Hospital this week, has paid tribute to her husband and asked people to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association in his memory.

Sally Ruston released the following statement.

"As you are aware, we lost our beloved Craig to COVID-19 on March 16 and following my post on

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both my social media page and Craig’s blog the press has published this. We now want to make the

following statement, in the hope that all of Craig’s hard work and determination to raise the

awareness of motor neurone disease (MND) lives on as his legacy.

"Not enough is known about motor neurone disease and the devastating impact this has on

sufferers’ lives, and their families.

"In 2018 Craig was diagnosed with this cruel disease and decided to start his own blog 'Me and my MND' to raise awareness across the world and support others also suffering from this disease.

"This blog has gained amazing support, and Craig felt so passionately about what he was saying and the fight he was fighting, that at this time we want everyone to draw on this and ensure we continue Craig’s legacy, and not allow this to be taken over by current events.

"Craig was adamant that any further scientific work that could be done, should be and he wanted it

to happen for the future prevention and cure against MND.

"Unfortunately, he has been robbed of this and the recent press just highlights the little attention and awareness this vile and debilitating disease receives.

"Yes, Craig was taken too soon from us by the Coronavirus, but this is not what will define his legacy and the hard work he had put in to raising the awareness of MND for sufferers now, those affected in the future and their families.

"Please help by building on this and supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association www.mndassociation.org and fulfil Craig’s desire to find a cure and save future families from the heartache we are now suffering.

"We’d like to thank all our family, friends and the general public for their messages and support at

this very difficult time. We would appreciate it if you would now respect our privacy and allow us to

deal with this devastating loss in peace. No further statements or interviews will be given."