JK Rowling Donates $15 Million to MS Research

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has donated $15.4 million to set up a clinic to research multiple sclerosis. The degenerative disease took the author’s mother in 1990, when she was just 45-years-old. According to The Guardian, Rowling says she wanted to support the clinic because “I have just turned 45, the age at which my mother, Anne, died of complications related to her MS.”

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic will be based at the University of Edinburgh, and will research a range of degenerative neurological diseases. The clinic will work with MS patients to develop treatments, rather than just focus on laboratory research.

The University of Edinburgh says this is the largest single donation they’ve ever received.

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