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. 

Updates 17

EXCITING! Gordon's Fightback has been shortlisted in the JustGiving Awards. Vote for us here: http://just.ly/Vote-JGAwards-2015

26/07/15 11:50

We are now on Facebook! Check it and LIKE it up! Facebook.com/GordonsFightback

26/07/15 11:41

VIDEO: A true honour: Receiving an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryJtK4P96JQ&feature=player_embedded

05/07/15 10:52

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

Raising money for

MND Scotland

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.

Raising money for

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Donations 4295

You are an amazing inspirational person x

Donation by Linda on 31/07/15

£16.00

+ £4.00 Gift Aid

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What you have achieved is amazing!

Donation by Phil Cullis on 30/07/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

via sms

This terrible disease took my wonderful Dad .He received great support and thanks to MND Scotland was given a device to help him have a voice. Everyone should have the help that they need.

Donation by Anonymous on 28/07/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 28/07/15

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/07/15

£5.00

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Thanks for Sunday Times article. Personal and powerful words to raise awareness. Hope you receive lots of support. Take care.

Donation by JANE BARBOUR on 26/07/15

£5.00

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I pray one day that there will be a cure for this condition.

Donation by Loraine Wilson on 26/07/15

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 26/07/15

£10.00

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You're an inspiration.

Donation by Anonymous on 18/07/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

From the Edinburgh Wine Meet Up group's first charity wine tasting and pub quiz evening. Proud to support Gordon's Fightback.

Donation by Ian Bettison on 17/07/15

£982.72

Donation by Anonymous on 16/07/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/07/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

You are an inspiration. Amazing graduation speech.

Donation by Anonymous on 14/07/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Linda on 12/07/15

£16.00

+ £4.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Iain Falconer on 11/07/15

£60.00

+ £15.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Helen Paterson on 11/07/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

From the kind taxi driver who waived my fare and asked me to put it towards my fund — Thank you!

Donation by Gordon on 08/07/15

£5.70

+ £1.43 Gift Aid

Donation by D. Cabral on 07/07/15

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/07/15

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/07/15

£5.00

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I read about you in the "i" on 13 June and wanted to be part of your fund raising effort.

Donation by Susanne Blankemeyer on 06/07/15

£20.00

Most inspiring graduation speech I've ever heard - your message is etched in my brain

Donation by Nina Rzechorzek on 05/07/15

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Many congratulations Gordon on your Honorary Doctorate, and a for delivering a very inspirational speech :-)

Donation by Donna Mckay on 05/07/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 05/07/15

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 05/07/15

£5.00

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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£93,064.31
  • Offline donations£219,523.44
  • Text donations£9,013.00
  • Total raised£321,600.75
  • Gift Aid£21,483.00

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