Rob Burrow’s motor neurone disease journey having ‘phenomenal effect’ on people, says wife Lindsey | Rugby League News | Sky Sports

Rob Burrow’s motor neurone disease journey having ‘phenomenal effect’ on people, says wife Lindsey | Rugby League News | Sky Sports

Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants will face each other in the MND Awareness game this Friday; Rob Burrow will be at the game with his family; Build-up will take place on Sky Sports Arena from 7.30pm, with kick-off at 8pm

Last Updated: 21/06/23 5:12pm

Rob Burrow and his family will be at the game this Friday live on Sky Sports

Rob Burrow and his family will be at the game this Friday live on Sky Sports

Lindsey Burrow has described the impact of her husband Rob Burrow’s journey with motor neurone disease (MND) as “phenomenal”.

Burrow was diagnosed with MND in 2019, just two years after retiring from a 17-year rugby league career.

Leeds Rhinos take on Huddersfield Giants this Friday in their annual MND awareness game – live on Sky Sports – where Burrow and his family will be guests of honour.

The Rhinos will wear their unique Doddie Weir kits and play with a special MND Association match ball in a bid to raise money.

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“A typical day would be getting kids up, getting Rob up, getting him ready – sort out his tablets, his medication and getting him dressed,” Lindsey Burrow told Sky Sports.

“Then it will be the school run, squeeze in a run – life is just so busy. My priorities are Rob and the kids and I’m making sure they are happy and looked after – that makes me happy ultimately.

“There has been so much in terms of the fund raising and awareness. It’s quite unbelievable, phenomenal the effect it has had and how we have managed to reach out to so many people and raise that awareness has been incredible.

“I’ve been blown away. We are just an ordinary working-class family, so to suddenly have that awareness and make that difference, to give people hope, is really inspiring and motivates us to continue to bang that drum.”

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