Overwhelming influx of donations crashes MND charity website following Stephen Hawking's death

 mashable.com  3/14/2018 11:39:10 AM   Rachel Thompson

In the aftermath of Stephen Hawking's death, the website for the Motor-Neurone Disease (MND) Association has crashed due to an overwhelming influx of donations. 

Hawking was diagnosed with MND—a fatal degenerative condition that affects the brain and nerves—in 1963 and was given two years to live by doctors. He battled the condition, which is also known as ALS, for a further 55 years until his death early Wednesday morning. 

In a tweet, the charity asked those wanting to donate to visit a dedicated JustGiving page

The charity payed tribute to Hawking for playing a "vital role in raising awareness of motor neurone disease" on a global scale. 

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