A TOUCHING tribute has been created to a mum with MND given a life expectancy of five years but who died in just six months.

Jordan Durnall's mother Annmarie, from Upton Upon Severn, died the day before Mother's Day this year after a short battle with motor neurone disease.

Despite being given a life expectancy of between three and five years, his beloved mum sadly died six months after being diagnosed with the disease.

He described her as "the sunshine that shone down from the sky" and someone who meant everything to him.

Since her death, the 28-year-old has vowed to do everything he can to raise money and awareness for the MND Association, which funds research into the disease.

He said: "Mom was a woman who loved life, and who lived it to the fullest.

"She took every opportunity she could, ran with the wind, and made sure that every second of her life, and the lives of those in her company, was the best it could be.

"After a life expectancy given to her of between three to five years, it only took six months, for this cruel disease to take my mother away.

"She was a beautiful woman, an incredible wife, and an incredible mother to all. She did not deserve this.

"Her one wish was that other people did not have to suffer the way she did, trapped inside her own body, unable to truly be alive.

"Consumed by the paralysing effects of the disease, with no treatment or cure available. She prayed, she wished, she hoped for something to change.

"I am here to make that change."

In memory of his mother, Jordan has recorded a single, entitled You Are the Reason originally sung by Callum Scott. 

He has also set up a JustGiving page to raise money for the MND Association.

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/annmariemnd

Jordan added: "We do not want anyone to suffer the way Mom did.

"We do not want anyone to lose their dignity, and with the support of some incredible colleagues, friends and family, we can change things."