BEAT­ING ODDS TO LIVE LIFE TO FULL

Decades af­ter her di­ag­no­sis

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Front Page - IAN BUNTING

A brave Coat­bridge gran has de­fied the odds to bat­tle a ter­mi­nal ill­ness for three decades – de­spite be­ing told she “prob­a­bly only had five years”

to live dur­ing her orig­i­nal di­ag­no­sis.

Re­mark­able Joan Martin, 73, has shared the story of her ongoing fight against Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease ( MND) wi t h the Ad­ver­tiser in a bid to raise aware­ness of the con­di­tion.

Joan ha s hailed the “in­valu­able sup­port” of her lov­ing fam­ily.

•Turn to page five for her full story.

Pos­i­tive Joan Martin

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