One of the most famous authors in the world, JK Rowling, has made a $19 million donation to fund the University of Edinburgh’s research on multiple sclerosis. The author of the brilliant Harry Potter book series lost her mother due to this chronic disease that’s unfortunately still incurable.
Her donation will fund new projects and create new facilities at the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburg.
The clinic was set up in 2010 with the help of a previous donation from Rowling right after her 45-year old mother Anne passed away due to multiple sclerosis, reports GoodNewsNetwork.
Here’s what Rowling said about the clinic:
When the Anne Rowling Clinic was first founded, none of us could have predicted the incredible progress that would be made in the field of Regenerative Neurology, with the Clinic leading the charge.
I am delighted to now support the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic into a new phase of discovery and achievement, as it realizes its ambition to create a legacy of better outcomes for generations of people with MS and Non-MS Neurodegenerative diseases.
Not only that her investment will escalate neurodegenerative cures and treatments, but it will also help create new facilities at the clinic. Part of the donation will go to studies investigating the way healthcare workers can help improve the lives of people affected by similar chronic diseases.
Here’s what the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Peter Mathieson, said about Rowling’s new donation:
We are immensely honoured that J. K. Rowling has chosen to continue her support for the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic. This inspiring donation will fund a whole new generation of researchers who are focused on discovering and delivering better treatments and therapies for patients.
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