Get Neil Walking - A short film

I returned to St Mary's Infants in Clapham, southwest London, where I first met Neil Jenkins who has Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, to make a short film about my oldest friend.

An update on Neil

1 March 2017

Late on Friday, as episode 169 was being put together, Neil had the PEG feeding tube inserted. He is now back home recovering. From here, the hope is that Neil can now start to build up his strength again and ultimately be in a good shape for the HSCT his family and friends are endeavouring to get him.

For more on Neil’s story, please visit: Get Neil Walking

24 February 2017

Another week has passed without Neil getting his PEG feeding tube owing to the NHS Crisis.

Neil has lost a great deal of weight over the last fortnight which is an added concern because that can quickly lead to organ failure which is irreversible. 

For more on Neil’s story, please visit: Get Neil Walking  

17 February 2017

Another week has passed without Neil getting his PEG feeding tube, much to both his and his family's distress.

For more on Neil’s story, please visit: Get Neil Walking  

#GetNeilWalking

#GetNeilWalking

There's another 'Nelly, remember this?' feature on Monday's Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available.

9 February 2017

An update for my Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available podcast listeners on Neil, (‘Nelly, Remember This?’) my childhood friend battling for his life.

Neil, if you’re not familiar with his story, has primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

Today Neil was supposed to be having a PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) feeding tube inserted, so he can be fed whilst asleep.

This would enable Neil to still be able to eat normally if he wants to.
He is overwhelmed by fatigue, and lately eating has become exhausting for him.

The PEG feeding tube would give Neil more nutrients and fluids and it might even give him a few more hours each day of being awake. The tube would also help to keep Neil healthier as he prepares for the Hematopoietic stem cell Treatment he needs which is only offered in Israel.

Unfortunately Neil’s operation, scheduled for 11:30am today, was cancelled at the last minute owing to no hospital beds being available.

For more on Neil’s story, please visit: Get Neil Walking
 

Get in touch with Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available podcast ahead of Monday's ep 162

Email your mp3 pronunciations of 'URINAL' to my Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available podcast ahead of this Monday's (9 January 2017) podcast, ep 162.

Is it 'ur-eye-nal' or 'u-ri-nal'? Record your own pronunciation on your phone and send through your mp3 (telling us who you are and your twitter handle if you have one) via drtavailable

Your recording will be played on Monday's show.

More details on ep 161.

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Channel Christmas submissions WANTED for the Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Bumper Christmas Annual 2016

With Christmas fast arriving, it’s time for listeners to choose their Christmas TV programme submissions for this year’s ‘Channel Christmas’, the once a year, 24 hours only Christmas Eve channel.

Appearing on Christmas Eve only at 00:00hrs and running through until 23:59hrs (Christmas Eve), you can submit film choices, or TV programmes of any running length and your preferred time slot - what time slot do you think will do your choice justice? I’ll do my best to accommodate your selections. And tell us why you’re choosing that particular TV show/film.

Channel Christmas has proved popular since launching on 2014’s Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Bumper Christmas Annual, in Ep 81, which was recorded live in front of an audience. Ep 81 is held up by some to be the single best episode to date, elevated to greatness in their eyes by an almighty live on air clash between The Kid and Micky Boyd. You can listen to that ep here: goo.gl/sSPtoq

Meantime, last year’s Channel Christmas was presided over by Micky Boyd himself and rather predictably when my lifelong friend and mid-eighties school sprint champion is involved, didn’t go to plan. You can listen to 2015’s Bumper Christmas Annual here: goo.gl/1XUg2J

Meantime, email your submissions through via: drtavailable@westegg1607.co.uk

Or tweet them to @1607WestEgg #ChannelChristmas

Deadline: 22 December 2016

The full Channel Christmas schedule will be unveiled on next week's Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Bumper Christmas Annual 2016 episode.

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Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Ep 127 - Euro Special 2

Ahead of Monday's Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available, where I continue to look at my largely non-football related memories of the ten Euro tournaments I remember, I'd like to hear your own memories of where you were in your life at the time of these tournaments.

Do get in touch: drtavailable

The first Euro special can be found here drtisavpodcast/ep126

It started with Sabotage Times

Thank you those of you who have shared or retweeted links to my new eBook, Me! Me! Me! As always, your support is much appreciated.

Spanning missives written across five years, Me! Me! Me! was borne out of a series of enjoyable columns I wrote for James Brown's Sabotage Times when it launched in the spring of 2010. Matt Weiner, my old commissioning editor from Four Four Two during my days as a freelance football journalist had contacted me asking me if I would be interested in writing for the site. By then, my comedy work was being commissioned by a number of television broadcasters and Matt suggested I should write pieces similar to some of the more off-beat interviews I'd done with the likes of Alan Hansen, Les Ferdinand and Terry Venables back in the day for Four Four Two. I was less sure than Matt that I could do so successfully, but encouraged by him, I wrote quite a few pieces for Sabotage Times that spring and summer and the type of work I was turning out persauded me to move into podcasting and stand up within months. Writing for Sabotage Times took my work off in a completely different direction.

A few of those early Sabotage Times pieces are reworked here in Me! Me! Me!, much the same way James Brown (the singer) would rework his own material so that it could be argued there is no any one definitive version of his great songs.

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