RTÉ One, at 9.35pm.
A new documentary My Broke Brain – about people living with Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.
Gareth Naughton, of RTÉ, writes:
In a new documentary My Broken Brain, Billy Reilly (47) and his wife Sharon tell viewers about the moment that he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, a degenerative disease for which there is no cure.
Billy says: “I can remember Sharon saying ‘okay, what can we do to sort this?’ and I remember myself saying ‘no, this is a death sentence’. I knew. The word Motor Neurone didn’t shock me. This might sound weird – it wasn’t that it was a relief that he said Motor Neurone but it was more a relief that ‘I am not going mad, I am not imagining this, there is something happening in my body’.”