Euan’s story

Euan MacDonald (MBE) was 29 years old when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2003. He currently lives in Edinburgh with his wife and 2 young sons and is surrounded by a supportive unit of family and friends.

Euan and his father Donald MacDonald (CBE) resolved to do whatever they could to ensure MND research was brought to the forefront of everyone’s mind in Edinburgh. Having both come from an investment background, they approached a group of key MND researchers at the University of Edinburgh and began discussions to establish what is now a thriving and internationally recognised centre for MND research.

Although Euan’s condition has deteriorated over the years he remains an inspiration to many and often provides Centre staff with a much-needed fresh outlook on projects!

Click here to read an in-depth interview with Euan, which was featured in Edinburgh Friends, Winter 07/08 edition.

Euan’s Guide is a website unlike any other. It features impartial, user-generated accessibility reviews and recommendations for venues, assisting all individuals with accessibility needs and the people they spend time with.

Watch a video clip of Euan MacDonald talking about stem cell technology and the Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research.