Hello to everyone here, pleased to meet you.

Unfortunately my father has recently been diagnosed and it's a big shock. I have a few questions if possible please and please excuse my ignorance and I sincerely don't mean to offend.

Does everyone with MND enter the "locked in" phase and if so how long can a person expect to live like this?

Can a sporadic case still be genetic as the faulty gene has to start somewhere so could it in effect start with my father then be passed on? With it being so rare I find it difficult to believe that all cases are not genetically linked somewhere. I wonder if there are many cases of a parent being diagnosed with sporadic then a son/daughter getting it?

Still in shock and things spinning round my head,

Best wishes to everyone here.