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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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What a wonderful way to honor your mother! :)

Posted by . on November 07, 2011, 10:06 PM report to moderator
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What an awesome woman!

Posted by purplehogwarts on November 07, 2011, 10:38 PM report to moderator
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I love how generous she is. :D She always gives a lot of money to charity and that’s such an amazing thing of her to do. :) I bet her mum is so proud of her.

Posted by ChaserHolly108 on November 08, 2011, 03:54 AM report to moderator
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She’s not only a wonderful author, but a wonderful woman as well!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on November 08, 2011, 04:49 AM report to moderator
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I feel so awful for her, losing her mother before she could see her daughter become famous… but she’s looking down and smiling on her now. :)

Posted by Mad But Happy on November 08, 2011, 07:18 AM report to moderator
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Aww thats really nice of her to give that much money and its really grateful to name the clinic after her mum :)

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on November 09, 2011, 03:57 PM report to moderator
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Jo is amazing period, now people living with MS have refreshed hope to keep on fighting plus she is so great for naming it for her mother who must be smiling down on her becuase although it couldn’t be different for her, it can be for many others :)

Posted by mencia on November 10, 2011, 09:22 AM report to moderator
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That is very nice of her and I bet her mother will be so proud of her.

Posted by HarryPotterGirl (Hermione) on November 10, 2011, 07:49 PM report to moderator
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yeah that’s it ! Jo is the best always ! I love her ! God bless you Jo you are amazing !

Posted by Joannedern on November 11, 2011, 09:32 AM report to moderator
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What she is doing now can make such a difference in the future. Thank you for being you.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on November 11, 2011, 06:49 PM report to moderator
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Way to go JO!!!!!

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on November 26, 2011, 11:31 PM report to moderator
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