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Elgin mum with MND to feature in BBC documentary

By Ewan Malcolm

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AN Elgin mum who is thought to be the only woman in the world to give birth twice following a motor neurone disease diagnosis is set to be the focus of a new BBC documentary.

The new documentary will tell the remarkable story of Elgin mum Lucy Lintott who continues to defy expectations.
The new documentary will tell the remarkable story of Elgin mum Lucy Lintott who continues to defy expectations.

Being Mum with MND tells the story of Lucy Lintott (27) from her initial diagnosis to her role as a mother to her two children.

Lucy said: "This is my unique and amazing family; the family I had always wished for but heartbreakingly I was told I would never be able to have."

Lucy was just 19 when she was diagnosed with the terminal condition in 2013. She is thought to be one of the youngest people to ever be diagnosed with the degenerative disease.

Medical experts were in the dark as to how the condition would develop in somebody so young.

The extraordinary mum was given just 18 months to live and was informed by doctors that 70 per cent of those with the condition do not survive the first three years after diagnosis.

However, over the past eight years Lucy has confounded all expectations.

She has raised awareness of the condition, inspired countless people worldwide with her online updates and become a mum to two children - a dream of Lucy's which she thought would be impossible.

She is also set to tie the knot with her partner Tommy Smith next month after Covid forced them to cancel their wedding twice.

Lucy said: "I am possibly one of the very few people with MND who has been able to have a kid, let alone two. I don't take this for granted.

"I'm so grateful. I take every day as it comes. I don't know how long I have left and because of this we seize every moment."

It will be Lucy's second documentary after 2017's BBC programme MND and 22-Year-Old Me which charted her ongoing mobility and speech problems.

The new documentary will chart Lucy's efforts to live her dream as a mum against all the odds.

Lucy's family and friends will also feature to give their insight into her incredible story.

"I've been ready for this forever," Lucy added.

"I'm trying to be the best mum I can be."

Being Mum with MND will air on BBC Scotland on Tuesday, May 3, at 10pm.

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