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  

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

Further information:

  • You can follow me on Twitter at @GordonAikman.  

  

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity.  

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

Updates 13

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

WE DID IT! Nicola Sturgeon has today agreed to double the number of specialist MND nurses in Scotland. This will make such a BIG difference. Thank you for supporting GordonsFightback.com — Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-30706731

07/01/15 09:07

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MND Scotland

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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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  • * Online donations£86,785.68
  • Offline donations£159,260.18
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  • Total raised£254,303.86
  • Gift Aid£20,470.19

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