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Bike MS: The Citrus Tour 2014

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"It became clear that I had a choice to make. I could spend the rest of my life feeling sorry for myself as the victim of the tragic fate of having Multiple Sclerosis, or I could view my illness as a call to action -- an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions who suffer from MS and their loved ones."

It is this call to action why my family is sponsoring a team named the “Ultimate Fighters” in the "MS Citrus Tour ", where we will attempt to bike up to 175 miles. A complete focused mental attitude; rigorous training; an unbelievable support group consisting of the medical community, colleagues, friends & family, and my personal commitment that nothing will knock me down gives me the opportunity to be one of the few bikers who has MS and still has the ability to ride a bike today. I have faced many adversities in my life, both professionally and medically, but the challenge to beat MS has been the toughest and most difficult one to date.

Many have asked me to define MS. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, degenerative disease that attacks the nervous system and interrupts the flow of information between the brain and body. For some, like me, it means living with unpredictable symptoms that can come and go, like numbness, balance and walking issues, blurred vision, extreme pain in the limbs and instantaneous fatigue. These symptoms easily cumulate into paralysis and blindness. As unbelievable as it seems, the average lifetime cost per MS patient exceeds $3.7 million.

However, creating a world free of MS cannot be done without your help. Any amount helps and again I want to thank all those who have given in the past and ask that you please consider giving for this cause again. MS has no cure as of this date, and it is donations through sponsorships to the National MS Society that help fund cutting-edge research, driving advocacy, facilitating education, and providing programs and services designed to help those living with MS, and their families move their lives forward.

It's fast and easy to support this cause by donating & sponsoring me by hitting the "Donate to Ernest" Button above or by sending a payment in the form of a check payable to the 'National MS Society', and mailing it to Mr. E. Lashlee, Custom Craft Homes, 509 Guisando de Avila, #102, Tampa, Fl. 33613. All donations are 100% tax deductible.




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