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Mrs. Melissa A Miller

110 percent of goal achieved.

Goal: $1,500.00
Achieved: $1,650.00

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MS stops people from moving...

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. For many people living with MS, this is reality. Multiple sclerosis (MS) usually strikes adults between the ages of 20 and 50. I was diagnosed at 31.  It 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 bringing uncertainty to those living with the disease and the future.

I am walking for those who can't...

Along with a friend, I have accepted the challenge! We will be walking 50 miles over 3 days.  Since my diagnosis 4.5 years ago, I have been blessed with the ability to particpate in numerous challenges andmy friend Cameron has been by my side for every one of them.  Honestly, I am surprised she still calls me her friend.  We have completed the MS Walk, MS Climb, and MS Mud Run.  We want to add this challenge to our list of accomplishments. I want to show others livng with this disease that "anything is possible" no matter what struggle in life you are dealing with.  Every step of this challenge will remind me of how much God has blessed me over the past few years and  Iwill thank God for the ability to be able to walk and for being physically capable of participating in these challenges.

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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.

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