Welcome to the Plattitude. If you are looking for Platt’s Bar, thank you for donating, I hope you enjoy raising a virtual glass!  Please return to The Plattitude and have a little read, you will find out exactly why your donation is so important and much appreciated.

Please also have a look at the documentary trailer at Breathing Film where Neil’s sense of humour still shines. The documentary is still in development but has gained a lot of interest internationally. Progress updates will also be at the above link.

If you are new to this site then here is a bit of background information about us and how we got to where we are now.

Thanks for taking the time to read about our experiences.

A bit of background

Neil Platt and Louise Noble became Mr & Mrs Platt in November 2004.

After living and working in London for the next couple of years, the couple bought their first home together soon before the arrival of Oscar in August 2007.

Towards the end of 2007 Neil noticed that he was losing the power in one toe on his right foot. By Christmas he had started to use a stick to help him whilst walking. In the months following he went through a series of tests to discount any other cause of his symptoms and was finally diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in February of 2008.

Neil and Louise started writing this blog in July 2008 to keep all of their friends and family informed about how they were getting on and also in the knowledge that documenting the progress of Neil’s condition as openly as possible would help to promote an awareness of MND and could also help other sufferers of this awful disease.

Neil continued to write his blog entries until the day before he died. A documentary of the last few months of Neil’s life is currently in production. Louise continues Neil’s fight for awareness.

If you want to start at the beginning click here

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