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Rob Burrow: My Year With MND

"First it comes for your voice. Then it takes your legs. It tries to rob you of your breath. But it can't sap your spirit"


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To Rob, his family, and everyone who helped create the BBC Breakfast documentary, thank you. Thank you for bravely sharing your story, for raising awareness of MND, and for allowing the world to see how motor neurone disease affects thousands of families in the UK, every single day.

Rob is one of 5,000 adults in the UK affected by MND at any one time. Six more people will be diagnosed today. The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Will you join in the fight against MND? A gift from you today will not only help to support families living with MND, but will also fund vital research in the search for a cure. With your help, we hope to save other families from the heartache of a motor neurone disease diagnosis in the future.

Former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019, just two years after ending his playing career by captaining Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final.

Now, almost a year on, a BBC documentary charts Rob’s journey since diagnosis. In the programme Rob shows the same spirit that made him a hugely-admired rugby league star, as he campaigns selflessly to raise awareness of MND. The programme follows Robs wife Lindsey as she completes the Three Peaks Challenge, and features moving interviews with Rob, Lindsey, his parents and close friends - including former team-mates Kevin Sinfield and Barrie McDermott.

“Rob Burrow: My Year with MND” is narrated by BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent, you can watch the documentary on BBC iPlayer until Monday 9 November.

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