Book launch and fundraiser for Wellington MS Society

cover - A Funny thing happened on the way to the Neurologist



Shona Daubé faces the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with humour and by writing a book – A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Neurologist, a light-hearted take on living with MS. Shona wishes to increase understanding of living with MS and raise funds for the Wellington MS Society.


A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Neurologist launches with an open invitation book launch at 1pm on Sunday 11 December at Wellington’s Southern Cross Hotel. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to help fund the Wellington MS Society’s field workers.


Two years ago Shona was diagnosed with MS. As a nurse, Shona was familiar with and feared the chronic, painful, and challenging aspects of MS. Shona discusses the background of her book, “To help face my fears, I viewed my new health challenges as funny stories. I turned these stories into amusing emails for my friends. I hoped the emails would help my friends understand what it’s like living with MS. I then thought it might be a good idea to gather these stories together in a book as a way of increasing understanding of MS as well as raising funds for the MS Society.”


Soon after diagnosis, at a workshop run by the Wellington MS Society Shona was introduced to Melbourne based Dr George Jelinek’s groundbreaking work in overcoming MS. Jelinek embraces traditional medicine as well as other approaches. He has developed a rigourously researched overcoming MS (OMS) recovery programme which promotes diet and lifestyle management. Jelinek’s programme has improved the health and lives of people with MS.


Shona comments on Jelinek’s programme, “Jelinek’s overcoming MS recovery programme – particularly diet, exercise and meditation, has significantly alleviated my MS condition and improved my overall well being. I want more people with MS to know about Jelinek’s work – there’s good information about the programme on the overcoming MS website.”


Shona lives in Carterton. From 12 December, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Neurologist will be on sale in Carterton at Toi Wairarapa – Heart of Arts, in Masterton at Hedley’s bookstore and through the Pink Cottage Publishing website.


A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Neurologist is written by Shona Daubé and published by Pink Cottage Publishing. The book launch is at 1pm Sunday 11 December, Southern Cross Hotel, 39 Abel Smith Street, Wellington. The book price is $20. Proceeds from book sales will help fund Wellington Multiple Sclerosis Society’s field workers.

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