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 27

LAST CHANCE: Just a few days left to catch my documentary #TheFightOfGordonsLife on BBC iPlayer: Please watch, share & donate: http://bbc.in/1JU5n8O

31/01/16 02:55

#TheFightOfGordonsLife is now on iPlayer: Please watch, share & donate: http://bbc.in/1JU5n8O

06/01/16 12:55

WATCH: 'The Fight of Gordon's Life' trailer here: https://www.facebook.com/BBCScotland/videos/1214697808559982

03/01/16 10:36

Donating to Gordon's Fightback just got EVEN EASIER! You can now donate via text message (e.g. Text MNDS85 £5 to 70070 to donate £5) — Thank you, thank you, thank you

02/01/16 01:39

Guess who's going to be on your tellybox?! ME! — TUNE IN: 'The Fight of Gordon's Life', Mon 4 Jan, 8.30pm, BBC One Scotland

28/12/15 11:08

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 5634

Donation by B Robertson on 07/02/16

£150.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/02/16

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/02/16

£5.00

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I truly hope a cure is found for MND, a disease that greatly effected my family. I totally respect the inspirational work you are doing while fighting this disease. Sending you hugs.

Donation by Aisling on 05/02/16

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 05/02/16

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 05/02/16

You are one truly inspirational man. Your story has really touched me. Keep fighting. X

Donation by Rhiannon on 04/02/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 03/02/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A very brave young man - you are inspirational. x

Donation by Vanda Mason on 02/02/16

£30.00

Donation by Anonymous on 31/01/16

£20.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 31/01/16

£5.00

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Donation by Dana Greig on 30/01/16

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Donation by Anonymous on 31/01/16

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 29/01/16

£8.00

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Thanks for making a real difference by putting your skills to good use and showing us how to react when life throws up something unexpected. Meeting you and Joe made 12 Dec even more special.

Donation by Paula Watson on 29/01/16

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 29/01/16

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/01/16

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/01/16

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Thanks for the chance to help.

Donation by JMM on 27/01/16

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/01/16

£3.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/01/16

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Inspired by your bravery and also in memory of your father.

Donation by Annette & Jim Rankin on 27/01/16

£100.00

HI my husband Glyn is a porter at Rookwood hospital in Cardiff. He saw the programme on the BBC and was so moved he organised a cake sale which raised the money we are sending to you. God bless you.x

Donation by Glyn & Rose millard on 27/01/16

£365.40

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£109,297.20
  • Offline donations£324,044.08
  • Text donations£13,645.00
  • Total raised£446,986.28
  • Gift Aid£25,454.82

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