World-renowned author JK Rowling donated £10 million to fund a multiple sclerosis research clinic at the University of Edinburgh.
Rowling, whose mother died from multiple sclerosis at age 45, says that she is extremely excited about this project.
"I have supported research into the cause and treatment of multiple sclerosis for many years now – but when I first saw the proposal for this clinic, I knew that I had found a project more exciting, more innovative, and, I believe, more likely to succeed in unravelling the mysteries of MS than any other I had read about or been asked to fund."
The clinic will research a range of degenerative neurological conditions and diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntingdon's, and motor neurone disease. She also noted that she is dedicating the clinic to her mother.
"I have just turned 45, the age at which my mother, Anne, died of complications related to her MS. I know that she would rather have had her name on this clinic than on any statue, flower garden or commemorative plaque, so this donation is on her behalf, too, and in gratitude for everything she gave me in her far too short life."
Incredible! Not only is she a wonderful writer, but an extraordinary person!
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