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There is only one Rob Burrow

Happy Friday, 

I have been deeply moved by the BBC’s tribute this week – ‘There is only one Rob Burrow’. If you have not had a chance to watch this yet, I urge you too.  It’s both a heart-breaking and a hopeful watch.  It’s also a poignant reminder of what is truly important in life. 

Watching the interviews with his wife, children and parents as well as his close friend Kevin Sinfield was a strong reminder to realise that what matters above all else in life are our loved ones.  We can so often lose sight of this when we are in the thick of the day-to-day, juggling life and work.  Above all it’s a stark reminder to make memories and make the most of the time we have, every single day.  None of us ever know what waits around the corner.

My husband Phil, lost his wonderful mum to Motor Neurones Disease (MND), it would have been her 78th birthday today - she lost her battle at aged 60.  I knew her for the last few years of her life and saw and experienced the devastating effects of this disease in terms of all it took from her, my father in law, her sons and us as a whole family, I also saw her determination, strength, kindness and incredible sense of humour throughout some of the most toughest of times.

Rob’s final message…..

"My final message to you is whatever your personal battle be brave and face it. Every single day is precious. Don't waste a moment. In a world full of adversity we must still dare to dream” – Rob Burrow

This image is framed and in our home  – it is a beautiful and moving picture by Charlie Macksey – everytime I look at it I think of how precious life is, it helps me to remember the bravery and determination of all those who suffer from MND as well as the family and friends who care and support them.


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