She's the author that keeps on giving! JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books has donated almost $20 million dollars to neurology research. She did this to honor her late mother who had passed away from the neurological disease, MS. This donation will help create new facilities and support research at the University of Edinburgh's Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, seeking to improve the lives of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and similar conditions.
According to ABC News, The research center was set up following an earlier $12 million (£10m) donation from the author in 2010, and is named in memory of her mother Anne, who died of MS at age 45. The facility studies neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease (MND), Parkinson’s and dementia, and aims to support sufferers of degenerative illnesses affecting the brain.
JK Rowling spoke out in regards to her donation, "I am delighted to now support the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic into a new phase of discovery and achievement, as it realizes its ambition to create a legacy of better outcomes for generations of people with MS and non-MS neurodegenerative diseases."
"This inspiring donation will fund a whole new generation of researchers who are focused on discovering and delivering better treatments and therapies for patients," said, University of Edinburgh Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson.
I love when people do this to better the lives of others. Way to go JK Rowling!