A great read for any football fan, Lenny Johnrose tells it all, not just his life as a player in the mad world of pro football but as a human being getting on with life after football, and then battling his MND diagnosis with the same grit and determination he showed as player. The reader will laugh and shed a tear.
by Michael Brooks
A fantastic read from start to finish , couldn’t put it down
by Deborah jane
One of the most humbling but uplifting books I have read in a long time. Lennie has a way of creating a picture in your mind of all the different scenarios he is describing. A must read even if not a football fan. His optimistic outlook is a joy to share. His family and friends must be so proud and privileged to be a part of his story. Congratulations x
by Janet Battersby
What a book! Fantastic! Lens a true inspiration.
Len Johnrose was a professional footballer, whose career spanned over 500 games for clubs including Blackburn Rovers, Hartlepool United, Burnley, Bury and Swansea. After retiring from football, he worked for a local charity before becoming a primary school teacher.
In 2017, he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life. There is a 1 in 300 risk of getting MND across a lifetime. It can affect adults of any age, but is more likely to affect people over 50. MND affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.
Len now works closely with the Motor Neurone Disease Association by trying to raise awareness of the condition and raise funds to ensure essential research continues to take place, whilst helping those with the condition to try to live as full a life as possible.