The Malta Independent 22 October 2018, Monday

‘Only miracle will do the job’, Bjorn Formosa says in heartfelt post

Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 16:14 Last update: about 11 months ago

Bjorn Formosa, well-known activist and sufferer of the degenerative disease ALS, this morning posted a heartfelt New Year's post on Facebook, saying that his condition is 'progressing relentlessly' and '2018 is not looking that great'.

"This won't be the traditional Happy New Year! It's been one busy year but 2018 is not looking that great!" he wrote.

"My condition continued progressing relentlessly. I am using a breathing machine 20 hours a day, I am bleeding from my nose, my body is literally falling apart. ALS is a though bi**h that only going through it one can really understand what this is all about!"


"I am tired of saluting everyday newly acquired friends that lose their battle to ALS. The next one out will probably be me. My body is too destroyed for any treatment to have effect. Only a miracle will do the job, but I guess they're not that common these days," he continued.

Bjorn went on to say that despite this situation, he will continue to fight.

"We will however continue working until we receive the call from beyond. 2018 won't probably be my lucky year but I wish a great one for you. I wish all of you a healthy life because that's what really matters after all. Hope you can find your happiness and always try to help someone out!"

"I tried doing my best these past couple of years, I hope that I managed to be of help to someone of you. Sure thing is that I gave it my all. I now leave it to you! My end is near, please make sure that my departure won't be the finish line but only the continuation of something big that we started all together. We showed great solidarity to create something unique and give a possibility to those who didn't have one."

"These past days were not easy for me. You see death coming for you! I felt helpless and desperate, I am human after all. However now I must get up again for one final battle and continue what we started before. We will never give up and battle it till the end. I still have one hope that I defy the odds and be here next year to wish you a Happy New Year!" he concluded.

Dar Bjorn, a home for sufferers of ALS, opened its doors last November. The 32-year-old also set up the ALS Malta Foundation and actively supported research of ALS both by donating money and fundraising to collect money for the cause.


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