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Brighton: Gay vegetarian raises awareness of CJD following diagnosis

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  1. Such a shame. I wish the doctors in England were more hospitable, on occasion that I get an ailment it takes a minimum of about three visits for them to even consider doing anything useful about it.

    Good luck to him in his plight.

  2. Isa Kocher 26 Aug 2013, 3:25pm

    i wish there were something i could do or say for this person. god speed. i know what faces him. i used to work with home living psychiatric patients. one of the residents died of this illness. love peace prayers.

    1. Agree with previous comments. Whether there is any connection with BSE is pure speculation. But this doesn’t lessen the tragedy.

  3. Between this, the brain-eating amoebas, MERS, necrotizing fasciitis and UV rays, we can’t eat, swim, breath, touch anything or venture outside. I would gladly live in an aseptic hyperbaric chamber downing only purified food paste and water. Don’t touch my bubble, you germ-ridden batards!

  4. feel f useless – I just wish you the very best Ritchil

  5. GingerlyColors 26 Aug 2013, 4:52pm

    It is sad to hear of a young man with Variant CJD. Sadly we do not know enough about that disease and what the final toll will be but safety measures have been in place now for some years and it is likely that the worse is over although this will be no comfort for Ritchii Kara. V-CJD like HIV/AIDS have been timebombs infecting people often many years before symptoms appear and by the time we learn about diseases like that the horse has already bolted. I fear that there could be another sleep agent-type virus out there being transmitted right now, ready to unleash havoc when it is too late.

  6. thelostdot 26 Aug 2013, 5:34pm

    I wish that rather than all help for people who are gay being for HIV or AIDS that the help was more generally targeted to help an LGBT person with a terminal illness and also to deal with homelessness for all ages of LGBT person. Why all the help on one illness?

  7. And no one has been prosecuted or fined for this. Good luck Ritchi

  8. Jane Glover 29 Aug 2013, 11:26pm

    So this guy is in the final stages of a debilitating neurological illness, yet is well enough to organise and perform at a charity event ? Something doesn’t add up.

  9. It does seem odd, Im guessing diagnosis for this disease has gotten much better. Normally people with any prion disease arent diagnosed until the late stage of the disease. Organophosphates and pesticides/maganese are to blame, go look up Mark Purdy and Dr David Browns work on prion disease. They have made more progress in 10 years than these government funded studies have in the last 30.

    Love you Ritchii

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