Meet Scot of the Week: Lucy Lintott


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At 22, Lucy Lintott is the youngest person with Motor Neuron Disease in Scotland.

She was just 19 when she diagnosed with the condition three years ago and had to give up college and move back home, but this hasn’t stopped her raising more than £100,000 for MND Scotland and working through a 45-wish bucket list. For these reasons, we have named her No.1‘s #Scotoftheweek

Recently, Lucy – one of around 370 MND sufferers in Scotland ­– launched her website www.lucysfight.com as way of sharing her battle against the incurable and terminal illness. On the site, she talks about how her balance and coordination started to deteriorate before she was diagnosed in November 2013.

Lucy, from Moray, said: “Although being diagnosed with MND is the worse thing, there is still so much you can do, maybe even more than you could before the diagnosis. Sharing my story has allowed me to do some incredible things.

“I’ve raised over £110,000 for MND Scotland which I still can’t believe. I have managed to tick 29 items of my bucket list so only 16 left to go. I’m doing good my MND seems to have stopped progressing which is amazing!”

 

Lucy flying a helicopter

Lucy flew a helicopter and ticked off another wish on her bucket list

 

Because of her fundraising and dedication to raising awareness of MND, Lucy has received a number of awards and was recently named Point of Light winner which lead to the then-Prime Minister David Cameron to tweet about her. In May, Mr Cameron said: “#PointsofLight winner @LucyLintott turned her own terminal diagnosis into an opportunity to help others @MNDScotland” (see below).

 

 

Among some of wishes that Lucy has achieved since being diagnosed are: attending the opera, scuba diving, flying a helicopter and visiting Australia.

Laura Coventry