HELP US SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF MOTOR NEURON DISEASE
Who We Are
A MND sufferer with questions to be answered
8 years ago Peter Schutzinger was diagnosed with the most brutal and devastating diagnosis – Motor Neurons Disease and given only 2-3 years to live. This is a story of the human strength it takes to wage a fight against the odds and to never yield. His story involves a journey that has amazed his team of doctors, rallied experts from around the world, united medical research organisations and won the hearts of everyone that has come in contact with him.
Iggy the Dog
Iggy Get Out is named after a black Labrador named Iggy. When we first started looking at this disease we would meet in the living room of one of our founders and Iggy would constantly waddle in and try to interrupt our meeting. And so everyone would say “Iggy Get Out!” and thus this became the name of our research organization. You’ll find Iggy in in our logo as a dog made from the shape of a molecule.
My involvement began 8 years ago when Peter, (my cousin and best friend) was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease.
Since then I have been closely involved in his fight to survive and have joined him for treatments in Uruguay, Mexico and Thailand. Like all his loved ones, I have been inspired and amazed by his spirit and determination and the way he faces the challenge head on, never relenting, always questioning and looking for answers.