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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.

Raising money for

Run by MND Scotland

Charity Registration No. SC002662

Donations 4134

Thank you for spreading the word about MND !!!!! The more we communicate about this disease, the more people know about it and fight to find a cure. Thank you.

Donation by Anonymous on 27/05/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

You are a totally amazing person . God bless you .

Donation by Linda xx on 26/05/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I read your article in the Sunday Times yesterday and it opened my eyes to MND and the struggles of those who have it. I hope you reach your target and I wish you all strength to tackle the future.

Donation by Lally on 25/05/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Totally Inspiring

Donation by Anonymous on 24/05/15

£20.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 24/05/15

£10.00

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Donation by Nicholas Harrison on 24/05/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

via sms

Gordon and Joe congratulations on getting married

Donation by Fiona on 19/05/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Matt Goodwin on 17/05/15

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Dear Gordon My heart goes out to you. My mum was diagnosed with MND this year and we are losing her but every moment is precious. Stay strong. Lots of love

Donation by Amina Memon on 16/05/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Sheila Cumming on 16/05/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 16/05/15

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 16/05/15

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 16/05/15

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Donation by Anonymous on 16/05/15

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Thank you... What an extraordinary man you are..inspirational! Came across you and your story through Jonathan Baileys marathon run for you and your cause. Your legacy will be a powerful one for good.

Donation by fiona wiggins on 15/05/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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What your doing is amazing - so proud of you! Lost my Dad to this awful disease we have to find a cure. x

Donation by Janet Hanson on 15/05/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

via sms

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Donation by Anonymous on 14/05/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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You are an inspiration to all of us. Love to you and Joe.

Donation by Mike and Helen on 13/05/15

£50.00

You are totally inspirational

Donation by Linda x on 08/05/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 08/05/15

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/05/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You are truly an inspiration for living.

Donation by Anonymous on 05/05/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

With love Gordon x

Donation by Anonymous on 03/05/15

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Donation by Anonymous on 03/05/15

£5.00

via sms

Dear Gordon, Delighted and proud to welcome you to the family!

Donation by Tim Pike on 30/04/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£89,090.31
  • Offline donations£186,241.93
  • Text donations£8,610.00
  • Total raised£283,942.24
  • Gift Aid£21,027.60

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