Why do I walk?
Twenty-four years ago my mom was diagnosed with having MS. Two years prior to that she was told that her symptoms were caused from having a mini stroke. She continued to experience these symtoms, however. It took a lot of advocating for herself and a number of doctors, but she finally found one who was able to pinpoint what was wrong. Fast forward to May 10 2018, when she was able to post this status update on Facebook:
"I've never come out of a Dr's office feeling better than I did yesterday. According to my specialist, my MS is in remission and she called it "benign MS". Anyway to make a long story short, she is going to monitor me for the next 6 months as I don't have to take my med for MS anymore! So Happy!"
Today she is still medication-free. It's a long way from a cure, but it shows that one can be possible!
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. We don’t know what causes MS and there is no cure.
Your support means Canadian families who are affected by this disease do not have to face MS alone.
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.