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Rob Burrow: My year with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) documentary BBC1

Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,423 Pioneering
edited October 14 in Neurological conditions
Here's a link to the programme on the BBC iPlayer for those interested in watching.  The documentary is about: 

This moving documentary follows Rob Burrow as he shows the same spirit in his fight against motor neurone disease as made him a hugely admired rugby league star. 
His family and friends – including former teammates Kevin Sinfield and Barrie McDermott – also give their insight into this remarkable man. Burrow was prompted to raise awareness for research into the condition, including regular appearances on BBC Breakfast, after meeting former Scotland rugby union legend and fellow motor neurone disease sufferer Doddie Weir. 
Burrow was diagnosed with the degenerative disease, for which there is no cure, barely two years after ending his stellar playing career by helping Leeds Rhinos to a record-extending eighth Super League grand final in autumn 2017. As the disease takes its toll physically, Burrow speaks of his determination to live as normal a life as possible and explains how his rugby career has prepared him for the challenge. 

For those who watched the programme when it originally aired, what did you think? Please let us know in the comments below.

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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,430 Pioneering
    Thanks for Cher-ing! I'll have to give this a watch tonight :) 
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,643 Scope community team
    I watched this last night, so powerful!  <3
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 4,801 Disability Gamechanger
    I just remembered about this, & just finished watching, which I hope others may do. Thank you @Cher_Scope
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,423 Pioneering
    It definitely is a powerful watch.  It moved me to tears the devastating impact MND has had on Rob and his young family.  He has shown such bravery but my heart breaks at the lack of treatment and severe prognosis the diagnosis carries with it.

    Let's keep our fingers crossed for a break through in research soon  <3
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 4,801 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, such a lovely family man too. I 'like' watching medical documentaries, but this one certainly got to me....
    I do hope others watch it, as this also helps raise awareness.
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