ALS activist Bjorn Formosa has been moved out of intensive care after his latest round of surgery, but it is as yet unknown whether he has lost his ability to speak in the process.
“After four interminable and very difficult days, we’re out of ITU and transferred to the ward,” Bjorn tweeted. “It wasn’t an easy journey. We will have to continue fighting to get out of hospital. We will never give up! Thanks for all of your support.”
Earlier this week, Bjorn underwent a tracheostomy in the hope that it could extend his life. Speaking to Lovin Malta, he resigned himself to the probability that the operation could see him lose his voice.
“I’m sure that I will lose my voice, but it’s important that the mind keeps on going and that I keep concentrating on my objective to open this new home.”
Bjorn is raising funds to open a bigger Dar Bjorn to house patients suffering from ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. On Friday 19th October, a fundraising marathon will air on Xarabank to help make this dream a reality.