JK Rowling donates $19 million for multiple sclerosis research, after mother’s death

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has donated $19 million to the University of Edinburgh for research on multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Rowling's mother, Anne Rowling, died at 45 from complications of MS, according to the BBC.
The prolific writer first donated to the university in 2010 to fund the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.

The latest donation will help fund new buildings and continued research into MS and similar neurological conditions, the BBC reported.

"When the Anne Rowling Clinic was first founded, none of us could have predicted the incredible progress that would be made in the field of regenerative neurology, with the clinic leading the charge," the writer said after the latest donation, according to the network.

“It's a matter of great pride for me that the clinic has combined these lofty ambitions with practical, on the ground support and care for people with MS, regardless of stage and type; I've heard at first-hand what a difference this support can make,” J.K. Rowling said.

The clinic also conducts research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia.

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