Shane's Story

Music mad Shane McFarlane was a 25-year-old DJ with ambitions of setting up his own record distribution company when he began to experience strange health symptoms.Shane
It started with a seemingly innocuous pain in his knee and was followed by tremors in his hands and an unsteady walk. Unaware of what was happening, Shane continued to try and function as normal as he could.
After a while it became clear that what he was undergoing was far more than a temporary concern. Shane could no longer lift objects without shaking, walk in a straight line or balance without holding onto something. It took 3 years before he had an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan which diagnosed he was suffering with MS!
The relief in knowing the cause of his imbalance and walking difficulty prompted Shane to exclaim: “… Now that the diagnosis has revealed what my condition is, a burden has been lifted off my shoulders”.
The diagnosis made a huge difference which resulted in the appropriate drugs being prescribed and the right occupational therapy programme identified.  
Shane was easy going with a “wicked sense of humour” and adjusted well to his condition.  Although he needed full time care, his love of music – especially soul, jazz-funk, RnB and garage – did not diminish. He attended Winkfield Resource Centre twice weekly and had hobbies that he continued to enjoy such as drama.