Me and Alex had the unexpected opportunity to meet the Prof Hermon-Taylor and the rest of the team working on the MAP vaccine, at Kings College London, yesterday. What a fantastic man; interesting, caring and very inspirational, made for a pretty emotional day. He gave a very good synopsis of the epidemiology and Cell Biology of MAP infection and it reminded me of a why I was doing this. It’s not just about kayaking or fundraising, it’s about raising awareness of the fantastic work that Prof H-T is doing, to help get the truth about a possible cure out there and to recognise the pain and struggle that lots of the sufferers go through.
Here is a great diagram and information sheet that explains the whole thing to me – please have a read and I will attempt to answer any questions any one has.