My Name'5 Doddie
Rugby legend and MND campaigner Doddie Weir has always lived life to the full. On the pitch, Doddie's irresistible talent took him to the heart of every team he graced from Stewart's Melville to Melrose, Newcastle Falcons to Borders, from Scotland to the British & Irish Lions winning 61 caps over a decade of appearances for his national side. He won fans all over the world with his sportsmanship, humour and boundless energy especially when on the charge 'like a mad giraffe'.
Then, in June 2017, Doddie made the announcement that he had been diagnosed with MND. With no cure and almost no treatment of any sort available, Doddie set out to do what he could to change that, tackling the issue head on with his trademark positivity and good humour. Since then, his MY NAME'5 DODDIE Foundation has raised and pledged millions towards research into this dreadful condition and his tireless campaigning has transcended the world of sport.
MY NAME'5 DODDIE is a humbling, courageous and very funny celebration of a remarkable life being lived to the max. And with a brand new update, this is an absolute must-read rugby fan or not.
Published: 15th November 2019
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 304 pages
Doddie Weir is a former Scotland rugby union player and Lion. A giant of the game and a rugby icon, his story is unique, inspirational and charged with a passion for living life to the full. In a rugby career which had huge highs and shocking lows, Doddie faced some of the greatest players in the game, from Jonny Wilkinson to Jonah Lomu, Brian O'Driscoll to Scott Quinnell and Martin Johnson to Joost van der Westhuizen, and set stadiums alight when "on the charge like a mad giraffe".
In 2017 as part of Global MND Awareness Day, Doddie announced he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Never to shy away from a challenge, on or off the pitch, he has faced up to MND with undaunted positivity, using his boundless energy to raise funds for MND research and support, with more than £1million already raised and committed in the first year.
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