Euan MacDonald

Euan MacDonald

Co-founder of Euan MacDonald Centre
Patient Advisory for MND-SMART

Socialising, being an adventurer and championing disabled access through his charity Euan’s Guide are just some of the things Euan MacDonald devotes his time to. It just so happens that he also has motor neuron disease (MND).

Euan MacDonald MBE was diagnosed with MND in 2003 at the age of 29. He currently lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two sons and is surrounded by a supportive unit of family and friends.

Following his diagnosis, 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 and further afield. 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, the thriving and internationally recognised centre for MND research – The Euan MacDonald Centre.

Beating the odds, Euan is an inspiration to many and often provides Centre staff with a much-needed fresh outlook on projects!