"Memories and experiences" top of the list for MND mum Lucy Smith
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MND Warrior Lucy Smith says "memories and experiences are everything to me".
The 29-year-old fighter created another special memory on Saturday night (November 18) when she and her team raised £15,000 for MND Scotland.
Lucy revealed it was the biggest amount she has raised from a single event in a decade of fundraising.
The money from 'Lucy's Fight' MND ball at Inchberry Hall will go to support people living with Motor Neurone Disease.
Lucy was told she had MND when she was just 19 and was the youngest person in Scotland to be diagnosed with the condition.
Ten years on, she is married to the love of her life Tommy and a mum to two gorgeous children - Logan (4) and Ahsoka, who will be two next month.
Lucy wanted a "celebration" to mark 10 years living with MND.
In that time, with the support of family and friends, she has raised more than £315,000, and counting, for the charity MND Scotland. That saw he receive a British Empire Medal earlier this year in the King's New Year honours.
In an emotional and at times hilarious speech to around 100 guests on Saturday night, Lucy summed up the last 10 years.
"I remember when I was diagnosed thinking eight years you're classed as a long survivor and that would be incredible but a decade, that just sounds good."
Most MND patients lose their fight within three years of being diagnosed with the condition which stops messages being sent from the brain to the muscles and leads to "slowly going paralysed".
Family and friends are everything, added Lucy, and she is thankful to have her and Tommy's parents, her siblings and friends who are so supportive.
To have a family of her own – she was the first MND woman in the world to give birth twice – is like winning the lottery and every day she is grateful for her "little miracles".
"Being a parent is the hardest job but it's the best. I have two little loveable demons. I'm petrified for the teenage years."
Lucy admits her stubborn nature has helped her cope with MND and its many challenges.
"Growing up my dad would always tell me to try my hardest as that's all I can do."
Lucy urged people to know their own worth.
"This is one I will always struggle with as I know many do. I love seeing the good in everything and everyone."
Time is the precious commodity for Lucy.
"It's the one thing you can never buy," she said. "If you're living your life right, tomorrow if you died, the first thing you'd want is more time and memories with your loved ones, not a car or a house."
Lucy said making memories with her kids and Tommy is the most important thing.
"Ten years from now they are not going to remember mum bought me a £50 toy but that I took them swimming every Monday and to the farm and baked with them."
Lucy said she and Tommy had been overwhelmed by the generous donations from friends, family, local and national businesses for the raffle and auction on the night.
One of the star lots was a giant teddy bear which went for more than £600.
Lucy and her team are launching a 'Lucky Numbers' draw on the Lucy's Fight Facebook page if you want to support her ongoing efforts.