THE FATHER OF heroic Moray MND sufferer Lucy Lintott has been speaking of his pride in the way she has dealt with the terminal illness.
Three years ago Lucy, then 19, became the youngest person in Scotland to be diagnosed with terminal motor neuron disease.
Since then the amazing young woman set about living life to the full – and along the way somehow managed to raise over £100,000 for MND Scotland.
Lucy formed a ‘bucket list’ of things she wished to do – and she has so far carried out many of them, including flying a helicopter, getting a tattoo – and, above all else, raising at least £100k for MND.
This week dad Robert has been speaking of his immense pride in his daughter, recalling the day she was diagnosed as one he and his family would never forget. In a tribute to his daughter, Mr Lintott wrote: “Although I really wanted to cry, I had to laugh with you.
“The last thing you needed to see was your dad filling up with tears every time he looked at you – I had to show the strength that you had shown me.”
Now Robert is determined to add to the amazing efforts of his daughter by participating in the annual Machu Picchu challenge in Peru from September 2 next year. He will aim to add a further £5000 to MND – and has already attracted 133 supporters in support of his effort.