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Mrs. Jackie Piper
8 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $3,000.00
Achieved: $225.00

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OH,THE PLACES YOU'LL GO

"Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places!  You're off and away!

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You're on your own. And you know what you know.  And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go."

I spend a lot of time hanging out with my Grandchildren.  And, one of the many things I’ve learned is that all of life’s lessons really are found in children’s literature! Leave it to Dr. Seuss, in his famous and popular “graduation gift” book to remind us what we are capable of.  However, for those who are affected with MS, hopes and dreams for the future can be quickly, viciously, and painfully dashed with the words, “you have MS”.  I have never heard those words. My young son-in-law, Dylan, has.  At age 27, with a 1 year old son, he was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS.  As a nurse, Dylan was certainly aware of the range of symptoms possible with MS. It could have been enough to stop him from heading off to any “Great Places”. But, Dylan has been unstoppable.

This is what the Challenge Walk and other MS Society fundraising has done and will continue to do. The research and progress in treatment enables people to live life, pursue their dreams and move forward.  Since diagnosis 4 years ago, the “Great Places” Dylan has been off to include a nursing degree, a new house, a full time job, a passion for fly fishing,  another little boy, and Baby Welch #3 due in December.

So, this is why I participate in the Challenge Walk. I want Dylan and every person diagnosed with MS to be “off and away” to “Great Places”, with hope and confidence that we are doing everything we can to beat MS. 

We are the "MS WARRIORS". Join our team by helping us fund research and support for those with MS. Do you know someone with MS?  Send me their name and I will wear it on my back for 50 miles to show my dedication to finding a way to stop MS.

Thank you!

Jackie Piper


 

 

Dylan, Annie, Eli and Henry
Dylan, Annie, Eli and Henry

 

Dylan and Annie
Dylan and Annie

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