Why I’m walking to end MS
14 years ago I was diagnosed as having relapsing/remitting MS. Having no idea what that meant or how it was going to impact my daily life, I had to learn how to fight for what would be my new norm with the help of my incredible MS medical team, my family and friends. Each morning when I get up, I have no idea what my body may or may not do, and whether I will have to fight my body AND my fatigue at the same time. Daily I battle this illness and I will not let it win. There are new medications and treatments being developed and I know in my lifetime we will find a cure.
I am also walking for those of my friends that also have MS and for those just recently diagnosed. Any one of any age, body type, upbringing, etc can be affected by this disease.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. Every day three more Canadians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility.
When you donate to my fundraising efforts for the MS Walk, your funds are invested into research to find the cause and cure for the disease, while providing services to Canadians with multiple sclerosis and their families.
Thank you in advance for joining the fight to end MS.