Bequest story: Les Nash

Les Nash is a celebrated supporter of Murdoch Children's Research Institute. 

Professor RaviProfessor Ravi Saranathan and patient

It is every day, hardworking people like Mr Les Nash who kindly think of how they can improve life for the next generation when they make their Will.

Born with achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism, Mr Nash remembers frequent visits to hospital as a child. But it wasn’t until much later in life that he began to have the debilitating back pain that forced him to have a series of major surgeries. 

“I’ve been through the hard part so I can make it a little bit easier for the young ones coming up. It’s not going to be easy for them but you can give them the chance to make it easier.”

“I would like to see research that helps people in the future,” says Mr Nash. “It’s just my way of helping. I’m fortunate at this stage of my life to be able to help out and I’ll do what I can.”

Our researchers are trialling new treatments that may avoid the need to operate on patients with achondroplasia in the future. If this research continues to prove effective, hundreds of thousands of children around the world could benefit. Gifts in Wills help our researchers to develop new and better targeted therapies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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