2015 EiDA Nominee – Michael McGrath

Michael has had a remarkable life – his story is one of consistently overcoming incredible odds. At 18yrs, he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, a deteriorative muscle wasting disease that remains the single biggest genetic killer of children in our world. Nearly 30 years on, Michael is in demand around the world as a sought after inspirational business speaker – he provokes, stimulates and inspires change. When not speaking or consulting, Michael is raising funds and awareness for his charity The Muscle Help Foundation, that delivers transformational experiences in the UK called Muscle Dreams for children and young people afflicted by muscular dystrophy. In January 2004, Michael returned from Antarctica, having successfully led his team to the South Pole. In doing so, he made history by becoming the first disabled person in the world to have successfully led expeditions to both the North and South Poles. Michael is the driving force behind MHF and is a nationwide role model to beneficiaries and young disabled people.

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