Sunday, May 10, 2009

J.K. Rowling backs "Shine on Scotland" Multiple Sclerosis campaign

Originally posted from The Daily Potter.

J.K. Rowling has given her support to the Shine on Scotland Multiple Sclerosis campaign, which was launched by 14 year old Ryan McLaughlin from Glasgow, whose mother has the condition.

He is hoping to convince the Scottish government that all pregnant women and children in the country should have free access to Vitamin D via the National Health Service, since there are genetic links between Vitamin D deficiency and MS. Jo is quoted as saying

I am really honoured to support Ryan in his fantastic campaign to get Vitamin D for all introduced as a preventitive measure against MS. Ryan’s mother has MS as did my own mother. I only wish I had the gumption at 14 to do what Ryan is doing and get such an important issue raised at parliament. I wish him and all the other young people joining the mile march he is organising in Edinburgh, the best in their endeavors.
A video about the campaign can be viewed below;

The petition will be handed in on June 19th.

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