During the conversation with Dawn Morrison, George discovered how dog groomer Julie Finlayson had lost her grandmother to motor neuron disease (MND) and was planning to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease Charity (MND Scotland) by completing a dog sled run that would take her through the Arctic Circle on a 250- mile-long husky trail.
George heard how Julie’s grandmother had lost her fight for life to the stalking killer MND, and immediately became sympathetic to the pain Julie had experienced. Julie was planning to tackle a sled race in Norway in April 2013 to raise funds for MND Scotland, and she desperately needed monies to equip her dog team.
A phased-out novel about a dog race that George had been working on sprang to mind, and soon he was in contact with Julie and their conversation was enlightening. To aid Julie’s enterprise, George would rework the novel to include a character that has MND. This would fit in nicely with her fundraising venture.
However, things started to snowball and before long, Julie’s SOS for help had been picked up on by various others who then decided to help in their chosen fields of profession.
|Scottish author and radiographer George Korankye|
A substantial portion of any royalties from the novel Away the Lassie will be donated by the author George Korankye to Julie Finlayson and MND Scotland. The ebook is now available from February 2013.