On Thursday November 1, 2018, Dr Ian Davis died after seven years with motor neurone disease.
In the hours before his death, the dad-of-one posted a final message on Facebook.
“Today, I say farewell,” he began. “Thank you everyone for all the support, love, and compassion over the years during my fight. It has been some ride.”
“I will leave this broken body with a full heart. Please tell my boy I love him and I’m so proud to be his dad.
“This photo taken yesterday is our final moment together.”
Ian, a Melbourne-based doctor, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in 2011, when he was just 33 years old.
MND gradually destroys nerve cells, which affects a person’s ability to control the muscles they need to be able to move, speak, eat and breathe.