Motor Neurone Disease (MND) patient and campaigner, Gordon Aikman, lost his battle with the illness at the age of 31.
Soon after his diagnosis, he founded Gordon's Fightback, a campaign to lobby for better care for people with the condition.
Gordon was a Trustee of MND Scotland and raised over £500,000 for MND Scotland to invest in vital research that is helping take us a step closer to finding a cure.
Gordon worked closely with MND Scotland and key organisations, such as the Scottish Government, to ensure his campaign asks were met:
- Pay MND nurses from the public purse
- Double the number of MND nurses
- Guarantee MND patients a voice
- Pay carers a Living Wage
- Double MND research
- Fast-track benefits
- Outlaw care charges
You can find out more about his Fightback campaign here.