You may find the film unsettling, even shocking, to watch.
This film has been given a 15 certificate. Persons under the age of 15 are advised not to view it.
This video from the UK features Sarah Ezekiel who is living with MND and after whom this campaign has been named.
MND, Motor Neurone Disease, in the majority of cases, is a rapidly progressive, fatal disease that can affect any adult at any time. The cause of MND is unknown and there is no known cure. MND affects around 5,000 people in the UK alone at any one time. In the UK at least five people a day die from MND. Life expectancy for most people with MND is just two to five years.
Sarah’s Story will be shown in more than 60 cinemas across England and Wales in January and February.
Part of the campaign is the 90-second film (see above) which is intended to convey the emotional impact of receiving a diagnosis of MND. It tells the story of a young woman who is suddenly ‘attacked’ by MND. An actress plays the part of Sarah and as her body deteriorates the actress’s head is superimposed on the body of Sarah Ezekiel.
After the break ‘The Making of Sarah’s Story’.
The Making of Sarah’s Story: