Published: 21/03/2014 10:20 - Updated: 21/03/2014 10:45

Lucy's remarkable journey for MND Scotland

A REMARKABLE young Moray woman facing the biggest battle of her life is determined to provide support and hope for ­others with the same life-threatening condition.

Lucy Lintott has taken on a Speyside challenge. Photo by Eric Cormack.
Lucy Lintott has taken on a Speyside challenge. Photo by Eric Cormack.

Lucy Lintott was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last November at the age of 19.

The courageous teenager refuses to be bowed by the degenerative, progressive and incurable condition which damages and destroys the neurones which carry messages from the brain to the muscles.

“I can’t lie down to it,” said Lucy. “I am a determined person and it is someone’s personality which helps them cope.”

She has embarked on a fund-raising drive which will see her and a group of friends and family complete the 65 miles of the Speyside Way later this year.

Lucy, who lives in Garmouth, has already raised more than £2,000 which will help fund vital research and support services provided by MND Scotland. A lot of research is being carried out and advances are being made in understanding how the condition works.

Lucy’s diagnosis came as a massive shock to the family, but dad Robert said her strength has kept them all strong in the last few months.

Fighting back tears, Robert said: “She has just been so brave about it. She has been remarkable and we are so proud of her. It is her attitude which keeps us strong.”

Her Speyside Way challenge will set off on July 15, and Lucy has an online sponsorship page for anybody who would like to support her efforts.

It can be found at www.justgiving.com/Lucy-Lintott1

Read Lucy's full story in 'The Northern Scot print version.

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