After all the time dreaming of his books being printed, David Greaves grew to become an writer utilizing simply his eyes whereas his physique began to close down.

Following his prognosis of motor neurone illness in June 2015, in simply 15 months David’s situation deteriorated and he handed away peacefully at dwelling aged 31 years previous.

David’s household vowed to honour his reminiscence by granting his remaining request to publish all of his accomplished illustrated kids’s books.

And his dad and mom, Andrew and Sarah and spouse Philippa at the moment are celebrating David’s third e-book being printed.



David and Philippa Greaves climbing Kilimanjaro in December 2015
David and Philippa Greaves climbing Kilimanjaro in December 2015

Just a few months after his prognosis, David married the love of his life, Philippa, and shortly after they climbed Kilimanjaro elevating over £12,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and travelled broadly in East Africa earlier than settling in Newcastle.

As his merciless illness began to worsen, David misplaced his mobility, voice, and have become finally depending on a ventilator for respiration.

David’s mum Sarah stated: “With motor neurone illness, you simply get used to 1 factor after which one other factor occurs. It’s so progressive, so unpredictable.

“It’s essentially the most horrible illness to have – it wasn’t simply that he was paralysed, he was in a number of ache, he couldn’t breathe.”

Whereas David was dwelling with the constraints of motor neurone illness he was capable of finish his collection of children’s stories using revolutionary eye gaze technology,




The previous ultra-marathon runner and Iron Man triathlete was capable of sort phrases via expertise monitoring his eye actions which has led to David with the ability to have three of his books printed.

Sarah added: “It’s so beautiful to be celebrating the e-book popping out nevertheless it’s extremely unhappy.

“He and Phil actually wished kids collectively, and he ought to have been studying these books to his kids, he even wished to take them into colleges.”

David’s third e-book The Homesick Fox, which tells the story of an city fox who has misplaced its manner has now been printed.

This follows on from his earlier books, Philippa, and the Homeless Bumblebee was printed in 2015, by Associates of the Earth, and reprinted in 2018 to coincide with the publication of David’s second e-book, Mr Snuffles’ Birthday.

David’s MNDA (Motor Neurone Illness Affiliation) Tribute Fund has now reached £98,000, due to help from family and friends.

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