I concur wholeheartedly with the letter by Jean Turner (M Star August 31) regarding the plight of her son with motor neurone disease and how the human mind is capable of achieving so much, even if the body is disabled.
Look at Professor Stephen Hawking (pictured), who has the same condition as Jean's son and has achieved so much in helping us to understand the workings of the universe and physics in general.
He is on a par with other eminent physicists like Newton and Einstein.
Who are others to say who can achieve what when an individual has a form of disability?
The human mind can achieve so much if the will to succeed is there.