Story

I'm dying. And fast. 

That – in short – was what my doctor told me when I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last year. 

It’s not the news you expect when you are 29 years old. 

MND is a rare, progressive and debilitating disease. It leads to weakness and muscle wasting and will affect how I walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.

There is no cure. 

That’s why I am doing all I can to raise money for MND Scotland: a great charity that funds research into the disease and provides support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease.

It’ll be too late for me, but we must find a cure for the next generation.

With your help I can turn a negative into a positive. Please dig deep and donate what you can today. 

100% of your donation will be spent on cutting-edge research to help find a cure.

Thank you 

Gordon  

     

- Please visit GordonsFightback.com to tell your MP and MSPs to back my campaign to double MND research funding.

- You can read my story in full here:  GordonsFightback.com/MyStory

- You can follow me on Twitter at @GordonAikman.   

UPDATE: You can now donate by text message too. For example, text "MNDS85 £5" to 70070 to donate £5. 

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You can now donate via text message (e.g. Text "MNDS85 £5" to 70070 to donate £5) — Go on, you know you want to!

27/04/15 02:31

Wondering what I've been up to? — You can read my Sunday Times column — The Motor Neurone Diaries — on my website here: http://gordonsfightback.com/mystory

25/03/15 04:04

QUARTER OF A MILLION SMASHED! Thank you so much! Blown away. Next stop: £500,000 - Let's do this!

25/03/15 03:53

For the latest, check out GordonsFightback.com or I am @GordonAikman on Twitter :)

29/01/15 05:45

From today I am Sunday Times columnist! Here is the first of my ‪#‎MNDiaries‬: thetim.es/1Bl1kzE

25/01/15 07:59

Raising money for

MND Scotland

MND Scotland

Charity Registration No. SC002662

Thank you for your support! MND Scotland is the only charity providing care, information and research funding for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland. For more information see our main website: www.mndscotland.org.uk.

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Charity Registration No. SC002662

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Gordon, you are an inspiration for all humanity. I wish you all the happiness you truly deserve.

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Thank you for sharing your story through your column, Gordon, and wishing you every happiness.

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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£91,703.89
  • Offline donations£205,218.69
  • Text donations£8,958.00
  • Total raised£305,880.58
  • Gift Aid£21,423.57

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