We are delighted to announce the launch of Myelopathy.org Caregivers Support Group.
We are extremely thankful to Kevin for undertaking this very important support group. It’s so important for us to make sure the caregivers can openly talk to each other and also give them the help and support they also need. This project has always been on the back burner waiting for the right person to take this project forward. We believe Kevin, with his background in counselling and having a partner with myelopathy, will make a great ambassador for this role.
Continue reading to learn more about Kevin.
What is your name and where do you live?
I’m Kevin Martin-Moore and I live in Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m just a normal bloke, really. I’m creative, hands-on, and enjoy the simple things in life. I have a good sense of humour. My favourite comedian is Lee Mack, so that gives you an idea of my type of humour. I’m married to a wonderful woman who keeps me in check. I’m into sustainability and recycling. I love handmade, crafted items over flat-pack throw away items. I don’t follow sports and my sense of direction is terrible.
How did you hear about Myelopathy.org?
My beautiful wife got diagnosed with DCM (Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy). She went through major surgery and had a spinal cord stimulator fitted. It was through scouring the internet looking for more information about myelopathy that we came across Myelopathy.org. It’s a fantastic website with great people and information.
What is your role at Myelopathy.org?
I’m a moderator for the Myelopathy.org Caregivers Support Group. This is a new group the charity just recently launched. The main purpose of this group is to give support to caregivers and share helpful information regarding DCM. Talking to other people in the same situation as ourselves can be a valuable experience. Also, it can give you a better insight into how the condition can affect a person with DCM.
Why did you get involved with Myelopathy.org?
I wanted to give something back in my own small way. I feel I’m also in a good position to be able to provide perspective from a caregiver’s point of view. It’s not only a big change for the sufferer, but also for those who have a close relationship with them.
What has your experience been like with Myelopathy.org?
Very positive. It’s a great feeling to know that you aren’t alone. Having the support of a community that understands what you are going through or feeling, and people that you can talk to, is a vital part of that.
What do you do when you are not working with Myelopathy.org?
I work full-time as a warehouse manager for an American prop hire company.
What do you do during your spare time?
DIY at home. I have a never-ending list of jobs to keep me busy. I read, I twitter and, of course, I moderate for the Carers Support Group. I also like the odd game of pool and a pint in the pub.
Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself
1. I have appeared on TV.
2. I am tall dark and handsome.
3. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor.