Rob Burrow: My Year with MND documentary on tonight
Tuesday 13th October 2020.
The half-hour documentary follows the 5ft 5in former scrum-half as he displays the same spirit in his fight against the incurable disease as he showed in adversity on the rugby field.
“I have too many reasons to live,” Burrow says. “I’m not giving in until my last breath.”
The film follows his trips to see the specialist and includes moving interviews with his parents, wife Lindsey – his childhood sweetheart – and former team-mates Kevin Sinfield and Barrie McDermott.
Burrow, who has three young children, was prompted to raise awareness for research into the condition, including regular appearances on BBC Breakfast, after a meeting with former Scotland rugby union international and fellow MND sufferer Doddie Weir.
Burrow, 38, was diagnosed with the degenerative disease barely two years after ending his stellar playing career by helping Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final in 2017.