Last reply 5 months ago
MS is not fatal

Was on the way to work (well sit in the office) and on the radio it was reported that JK Rowling has donated 15million pounds to the MS centre in Edinburgh that bears the name of her mother who died of MS at 45.

Firstly, good on you JK, secondly MS is not fatal.

Now don’t take your money away

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5 months ago

It is life that is the fatal illness, a sexually transmitted disease with a terminal outcome.

5 months ago

YES! I’m so glad someone said this – I was reading an article published by the University of Edinburgh and they said she died of MS too. I mean, you’d think someone at the University would have thought to jump in and clarify that it isn’t a fatal disease?! 🙄

5 months ago

You can die of complications arising from MS but not MS itself. The press generally has a woeful understanding of science. It is not at all surprising to read.

5 months ago

shes great i used to get treated st the hospital she made in Edinburgh anne Rowling i think sometime my memory betrays me

5 months ago

@dominics I like that about life.

5 months ago

I think most illnesses work that way, it’s the complications they cause that kill you, yet people still say “ it was cancer..” etc.
Good on her for her donation.
At least the BBC article says “…died of complications associated with her MS”

5 months ago

Christ even on they say she died of MS

5 months ago

Slight correction, it said it was due to
Complications arising from MS….
No mention of dying from it.
I could die from a tooth infection, it has nothing to do with MS but was caused by me for not getting to the dentist.
But I’m sure someone will put it down to MS.
I’m off to find the half-blood Prince.
I’m sure he can fix us all.
Thanks JK Rowling much appreciated.

5 months ago

The Clinic was set up following a previous donation from Ms Rowling in 2010, and is named in memory of her mother who died of MS, aged 45.

That is straight from their website!

A very much appreciated donation.

I will now face loads of questions later about dying from MS

5 months ago

Error at the Jotrnalists end seems likely.

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