Alan Pattinson

United Kingdom

I am 34, live in Ormskirk in the UK and this very month marks my tenth anniversary of having the illness. Before becoming sick I was working as a journalist. My twin passions have always been writing and music and since becoming poorly I have been working when I can on a website of music reviews at I am currently trying to turn my writing into a thirty-volume book series. It was originally meant to take me a year, then three, then five, now ten, such is the lower speed of my work rate these days!  The soft toy featured in the video appears in a lot of my website work as well as my 'alter ego' (his name is Bingo!)