Man with Parkinson's restoring MG to raise money for people with spinal injuries

09 June 2018

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By Alexandra Nelson, Newshub

 

An Auckland father with Parkinson's disease is restoring his MG car so he can sell it to raise money for people with spinal injuries. He's inspired by his quadriplegic son, who broke his back in a wakeboarding accident two years ago.

 

It's hard work but Eric Smeele is determined to get his MG Rover F Series looking as good as new. He started restoring it three years ago and most mornings he's out in the rest home carpark working away.

Mr Smeele has Parkinson's, and for him this is a form of therapy.

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