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JK Rowling Buries Time Capsule in Edinburgh to Mark Building Work of MS Clinic

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Stephanie_J
November 07, 2011, 11:31 AM

Author JK Rowling has buried a time capsule to commemorate the start of construction on the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburgh.

The clinic will be named after Ms. Rowling's mother following a £10 million donation the author made.

The Press Association reports that the time capsule consists of written accounts by patients living with multiple sclerosis and clinicians commenting on their hopes for treatments in the future.

At the ceremony, Ms. Rowling said:

"I am both delighted and moved to be marking the start of the official building work for the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic. This time capsule captures how it is for people living with MS and other neurodegenerative diseases right now, and the current state of research.

"I believe that this clinic will have a huge positive effect on both of those areas in the future. I am enormously impressed in what has gone into setting up the clinic so far, and I look forward to seeing it completed and making further great strides in research and treatment."

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26 Comments

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She’s not only a wonderful author, but a wonderful woman as well!

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on November 07, 2011, 11:36 AM report to moderator
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Very nice Jo…

Posted by Won_Two on November 07, 2011, 11:54 AM report to moderator
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Such a wonderful thing for her to do!

Posted by LunaLuver on November 07, 2011, 12:19 PM report to moderator
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Wow! Thats amazing! Shes even more of a role model to everyone now :’)

Posted by Luna-Rose on November 07, 2011, 01:04 PM report to moderator
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Way to go, Ms. Rowling!

Posted by mad_maggie01 on November 07, 2011, 01:19 PM report to moderator
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Love this woman.

Posted by pottermate on November 07, 2011, 01:54 PM report to moderator
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That’s absolutely beautiful.

Posted by readhp1008 on November 07, 2011, 03:43 PM report to moderator
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That’s really neat.

Posted by hermioneginnyluna on November 07, 2011, 04:37 PM report to moderator
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I love her, she has all this money yet she doesn’t spend all of it for herself, she gives a lot of it away to charity, i bet you she gave a large amount of cash of Haidi and now she’s opened up her own clinic. She is absolutely amazing, she’s a romodel for everyone everywhere.

Posted by Acciobrooms on November 07, 2011, 05:34 PM report to moderator
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Jo you are a spectacular woman and I hope one day to be as kind and generous as you.

Posted by Taddy on November 07, 2011, 06:20 PM report to moderator
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Jo you are a spectacular woman and I hope one day to be as kind and generous as you.

Posted by Taddy on November 07, 2011, 06:20 PM report to moderator
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so nice! I mean, it’s so cool that she thought of doing something for it! that’s really amazing of her!

Posted by lovelle on November 07, 2011, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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We LOVE you Jo! This is such an amazing thing to do. My grandfather actually suffers with MS just like Jo’s mom, so to me this is really special… it gives me hope. I honestly love this woman!

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on November 07, 2011, 06:33 PM report to moderator
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How wonderful! She such an amazing woman! :)

Posted by MoonlitFox on November 07, 2011, 06:43 PM report to moderator
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RIP Anne Rowling; your daughter is making you proud.

Posted by Bless_the_children on November 07, 2011, 08:59 PM report to moderator
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