JK Rowling discusses the battle of the mother with MS

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JK Rowling discusses mother's battle with MS

JK Rowling has spoken openly about her mother’s struggle with multiple sclerosis (MS) and its own pain that she did not live to see the first Harry Potter novel published.

The writer explained that the diagnosis of his mother at 35 was “a huge shock” and his health had deteriorated by the time she knew she had the disease. Anne Rowling died 45 years due to complications related to MS

Speaking hours of women BBC, Rowling said she would have liked the opportunity to share his success with his mother, who says: “. you never knew about Harry Potter -.. I started writing six months before his death, so painful I wish I had known “

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EM novelist chose as the theme for the BBC Radio 4 that she was editing guests, and talked openly about the illness of his mother.

“She always seemed very young. She was very good shape, it was a non-smoker, non-drinker, and say all this because, of course, then for her to be diagnosed at 35 with a kill disease that was just the hugest surprise for us and all who knew her, “said Rowling.

the author has provided significant funding for Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Center of the University of Edinburgh in memory of his mother, whom he described as “a passionate reader.”

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More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS and those who have the disease usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. The disease attacks the central, damage the nervous system in the lining of the nerve fibers, myelin.

There is currently no cure and symptoms can vary, but may include vision problems, difficulty walking, dizziness, fatigue, spasms and bladder problems.

JK Rowling, the first guest editor of Woman’s Hour 60, said MS had a “huge impact” on family life after her mother was diagnosed when the author was a teenager.

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she explains by the time she was given a diagnosis of his mother was “very sick” and had been showing symptoms for a number of years.

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