Happy 35th Birthday Eddie – fan led initiative

Today, January 6th, 2017 marks Eddie’s 35th Birthday.

We would like to wish him a wonderful day!

To honour Eddie on this very special day, we are part of the social media network of fans that are organising an initiative where people can donate to the Motor Neurone Disease Association instead of giving gifts and cards. Eddie has given the idea his blessing! This is a cause that is very dear to his heart, given the intensely personal research that he did in order to prepare for his role of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” that led him to become a Patron of the Association.

Here’s Eddie’s message:

“Preparing for the staggering responsibility of playing Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” reminded me that our greatest gift in life is our health.

Although I inhabited a bit of their lives for only a brief time, the immense courage and unfathomable struggles of MND families who shared their experiences are something that will never leave me, and I am honored to be a Patron of the MND Association.

Another of my great gifts is my fans, and each year as my birthday approaches, their outpouring of greetings and presents touches my heart. This year, a team of those fans is working with the MND Association to funnel your generosity into the Association’s critical research and services. The best birthday gift you can offer me is to share in my involvement with the MND Association in whatever way you can, to help work toward a deeper understanding of — and ultimately a cure for — this brutal disease.

As always, your support is profoundly moving to me. May your New Year be fulfilling!

– Eddie

We would like to get as many of you as possible to participate in what we believe is a beautiful initiative. Head over to our Just Giving page here to learn how you can donate. On the other hand, you can play a part by following our Twitter account @Happy35Eddie, share our tweets or create your own with the hashtag #Eddie4MND to help wish Eddie Happy Birthday in this meaningful way!