Lawrence Cowan set out in politics determined to change lives but his life took an unexpected turn when his best friend, Gordon Aikman, was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. It was too late for Gordon but together they were determined to positively impact the lives of future MND sufferers.
From Gordon Brown to Nicola Sturgeon, Lawrence and his friends energised Scottish politics to change Scottish Healthcare for the better, positively impacting Scottish generations to come. Their campaign was so successful Gordon's legacy was preserved when the largest lecture theatre in Edinburgh University was renamed The Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre.
Laurence's work raising funds and awareness of MND lead him to pursue a career in fundraising. He continued on to work for Breast Cancer Now and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, saving countless lives in the process.
Lawrence speaks with passion throughout this episode, none more so than when he speaks about his daughter who navigates the world with a visual and physical disability.
Lawrence's story is the inspiration for all of us to be the change we wish to see in the world.