18 October 2022 News

Rob Burrow Living With MND Documentary

The reality of day-to-day life with MND for rugby legend Rob Burrow MBE has been put under the spotlight on prime time television.

A new documentary, Rob Burrow: Living With MND, takes an up close and personal look at how MND has impacted Rob and his family. The programme follows Rob on a trip to the swimming pool with wife Lindsey, cheering on his children at school sports day and an appointment with his neurologist.

Rob at an appointment in Leeds

Speaking through his communication aid, Rob shares his thoughts on his love for his family, his determination to remain positive and his desire to raise awareness of the disease to help the MND community.

Also featured on the documentary, the second focusing on Rob’s fight with MND, are interviews with his family, and fellow MND Association patron Kevin Sinfield.

Rob was diagnosed with MND in December 2019. Since then he has used his profile to shine a light on the devastating disease, teaming up with other sportsmen including Doddie Weir and Stephen Darby to raise awareness and call for more research into the disease.

Rob Burrow: Living With MND was aired on BBC2 on Tuesday 18 October and is available on iPlayer.