The youngest person with motor neurone disease in Scotland, Lucy Lintott, is becoming paralysed – she can no longer walk unassisted and she is losing her voice – not great for a chatterbox like Lucy. Even though she has been given only a few years to live, Lucy is determined to do what 22-year-olds do – including dating.
Over a six-month period, this lover of food and country music reveals how she is struggling to hold on to her personality and her infectious laugh. Lucy visits Newcastle, where she meets a stand-up comedian who can still crack a joke even though he can’t speak. At a clinic in Edinburgh, Lucy’s voice is recorded with her sister’s to create a personalised synthetic voice. And in an emotional photographic sitting with portrait photographer Rankin, Lucy confronts two polarised parts of herself – the perfect Lucy pre-diagnosis and the broken Lucy three years after diagnosis.