Texas, San Antonio - Bike MS: Valero 2013 Alamo Ride to the River
If Team Wingman raises $30,000 before Oct 12, Chris Potter will shave his head at the start line of the 2013 Bike MS Alamo Ride to the River!
About Team Wingman
In March 2012, our fellow Wingman Chris Potter was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)! His fellow Wingman Rudy Mendez and Andrew Raymond formed Team Wingman to help encourage him to take this disease head on by cycling 157.7 miles in 2 days in the Bike MS: Alamo Ride to the River!
We are proud to say that anything is possible as Rudy, Andrew, and Chris crossed the finish line together completing the 157.7 mile adventure in 2 days!
We are friends who have become a family fighting MS together! Team Wingman is expanding their team, mission, and passion through Bike MS!
We encourage you to join our Team Wingman as we will be Riding Together, Fighting MS Together!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
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What is multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord). It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. This means the immune system incorrectly attacks the person?s healthy tissue.
MS can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness and more.These problems may be permanent or may come and go.
Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, although individuals as young as 2 and as old as 75 have developed it. MS is not considered a fatal disease, as the vast majority of people with MS live a normal life-span. But the unpredictability of the disease can present many challenges, including the possibility of facing increasing limitations.
What are the typical symptoms of MS?
Symptoms of MS are unpredictable; they can vary from person to person, and from time to time in the same person. For example: One person may experience abnormal fatigue and episodes of numbness and tingling. Another could have loss of balance and muscle coordination making walking difficult. Still another could have slurred speech, tremors,
stiffness and bladder problems.
Sometimes major symptoms disappear completely, and the person regains lost functions. In severe MS, people have permanent symptoms that might include partial or complete paralysis and difficulties with vision, cognition,
speech and elimination.
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