Hi I'm Shannon Q
in April or 2019 I will reach the 5 year anniversary of my MS diagnosis. I was innitially diagnosed with Tranverse Myelitis at the age of 26 and through time it progressed from simply lesions along my spinal cord, up into my brain. I have vision loss, partial paralysis on the right side of my face, constant daily pain in my back and chest, numbness, invluntary spasms and exhaustion daily.
I am one of the lucky ones. I run, I play soccer and Softball I'm active and vibrant and hopefull for the future. But without research and an investment in the MS community support programs I might not have the same degree of hope.
This year on May 26th I'll be walking alongside my compatriots to help raise money so that all of our futures can be bright! Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me!
Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world, and on average, 11 Canadians are diagnosed with this unpredictable illness every day. We don’t know what causes MS, and we don’t have a cure. Yet.
I am participating in MS Walk because I want to support the world’s leading researchers discover the cause, treatments and cure for MS. Leading-edge research and support programs have improved the quality of life for people affected by MS.
When you make a donation to my fundraising, you are helping continue this incredible work.
Thank you for supporting our MS Walk community. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your support.