A PARKINSON’S sufferer has successfully located the medical student who helped him after his medication failed on a train.

Former Newport city councillor David Murray was travelling back from London following a Cure Parkinson’s Trust meeting on Thursday, March 28 when the incident occurred.

He later tweeted about his ordeal, in the hope of finding out who it was that came to his aid.

And following his appeal on Twitter, where his tweet was re-tweeted 28,000 times, he has now located the person, Rebecca te Water Naude, who is a medical student at Oxford University.

"I am so pleased that I found her," said Mr Murray.

"She is a amazing person. I had been on the train back from London to Cardiff. I took my regular medication, but it failed.

“I was stuck in my seat. I then struggled to get down the aisle.It took me forever to get through the door.

"But it was a sliding door and as I took so long it kept closing on me. I thought I wasn't going to be able to get off in time.

“Rebecca saw me trying to get through the sliding door. She held it open for me and asked me if I needed any help.

“I told her I had Parkinson’s and she said that she understood as she was a medical student.

"She helped me off the train and helped me to a seat on the station. She called over the station staff to help me."

He added: "I told her how much I appreciated what she did."

In an article on the Oxford University website, Ms Naude said: "When I saw David he was standing up, frozen, just a few minutes away from Cardiff where I was getting off so I asked him if he was okay.

"He told me he had Parkinson’s and his medication had stopped working, so I offered to help him get off the train. We chatted about what he had been up to and I told him as a medical student, I was interested in Parkinson’s. When the train stopped I helped him get onto the platform, where we asked the station staff for a wheelchair so he could go and meet his wife.

"It really was just the natural thing to do, and when I saw the tweet I was mostly just pleased to hear he got home safely."

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.

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