Connecticut, Westport - Walk MS 2014
Sacred Hearts for HOPE
Why I Fight MS
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day. "Nobody can go back and start a new begining, but anyone can start today and make a new ending"
Why I Walk and Do What I Do.......
Multiple Sclerosis affects lives every moment of every of every year and on every hour of every day some hears the words, "You Have MS." On December 5, 2003, I heard those same three words..............and from that day on my life went on a new journey. I was told by doctors that they are not sure exactly why or how MS is caused and that it affects everyonedifferently. whether its loss of vision, difficulty walking, depression, fatigue, just to name a few common symptoms, no one can can predict how it will affect me. This was a very hard things to hear and live with. I've registered and put a team together for the MS Walk for the 9th straight year because I not only want to do something for myself but most importantly, I really want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed with MS and have to deal with much worse symptoms than me- and because I want to do everything in my power to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with this disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms, which range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
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Your gift helps support cutting-edge research and programs and services for everyone impacted by MS. Ending MS means no one will receive an MS diagnosis again. Every step counts. Every dollar helps. Every connection matters.
Whenever you give to others, and however you choose to do it, you'll notice that your stress will be reduced and you'll feel better about yourself and the world----guaranteed. By becoming more giving, you'll become happier as well......Thank You
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