MS stops people from moving...
But I’m not going to let it stop me. Imagine waking up to discover your entire world has changed. You don't know if you can get out of bed, see clearly, or even take care of your family. This happened to me last October. I woke up one day and most of the left side of my body was numb. My hand and foot were left chronically “asleep” – that pins and needles feeling will never go away. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord, causing blindness, paralysis, and loss of movement. The symptoms are vast and unpredictably bring uncertainty to those living with the disease and the future. I never know when the next attack will leave me with more damage to my body.
I am walking for those who can't...
I've registered for Challenge Walk MS: Charleston Challenge 2014 and registered for the Savannah, GA Rock n Roll Half Marathon. In doing so, I have become part of the movement that will create a world free of MS. I want to do something for myself and others who have been diagnosed - and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with this disease. I want to help others with MS be able to spend their life planning and doing the things they love to do, rather than simply the things MS allows them to do. These activities are things I love doing – walking and running. I am doing my best to make sure MS doesn’t take anymore away from me.
Join the Movement
The Challenge Walk MS raises money for MS research projects and client programs (40% for important national research and programs and 60% that stays local for programs that assist those individuals in this region living with the MS). The funds also help to raise awareness about the disease and to educate the public about the FDA-approved drugs now available which may delay or reduce future disability in many people with multiple sclerosis. Sponsoring me and contributing to the National MS Society is what YOU CAN DO to help move us even closer to a cure. Any amount, no matter how small it may seem, is helping to get us closer to the day when no one has to hear the words, "you have MS." We don't have time...we need a cure now.