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MND and 22-Year-Old Me

Following 22-year-old Lucy Lintott, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease three years ago, over a period of six months as she attempts to live her life to the full.

The youngest person with motor neurone disease in Scotland, Lucy Lintott, is becoming paralysed - she can no longer walk unassisted and she is losing her voice - not great for a chatterbox like Lucy. Even though she has been given only a few years to live, Lucy is determined to do what 22-year-olds do - including dating. Over a six-month period, this lover of food and country music reveals how she is struggling to hold on to her personality and her infectious laugh. Lucy visits Newcastle, where she meets a stand-up comedian who can still crack a joke even though he can't speak. At a clinic in Edinburgh, Lucy's voice is recorded with her sister's to create a personalised synthetic voice. And in an emotional photographic sitting with portrait photographer Rankin, Lucy confronts two polarised parts of herself - the perfect Lucy pre-diagnosis and the broken Lucy three years after diagnosis.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 7 Oct 2017 03:30

Broadcasts

  • Tue 1 Aug 2017 21:00
  • Thu 14 Sep 2017 23:45
  • Fri 15 Sep 2017 00:20
  • Sat 7 Oct 2017 03:30