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GENEROUS: Legana man David Brelsford's new book will support the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Tasmania.

GENEROUS: Legana man David Brelsford's new book will support the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Tasmania.

A Legana man has authored an anthology of stories which will support a cause that is close to his heart. 

David Brelsford was impacted by motor neurone disease when a friend died from the disease 16 years ago. 

“Within 18 months of her first starting to feel sick, she was dead,” Mr Brelsford said. 

“She was only about 54, [with] four children,” he said. 

He has supported the motor neurone disease cause ever since. Motor neurone disease is an incurable terminal, progressive neurological disease. The royalties from his book, Crossroads, will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Tasmania (MNDTas). 

The 74-year-old avid runner said the book could make a “good little Christmas present”. 

Mr Brelsford, who is retired but worked as a library technician, said the fictional stories explore a diverse range of topics. 

Crossroads can be purchased at Petrarch's Bookshop, located at 89 Brisbane Street Launceston, for $16.95. 

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