Multiple Sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord and there is no cure. The immune system attacks the protective sheath covering nerve fibres and causes communication problems between the brain and rest of the body. Basically, my immune system is a zombie attacking me.
Research progress is happening. New treatments are being identified to help recover from attacks faster, modify the course of the disease, and find treatments for secondary-progressive MS. 60-70 percent of people with the same type of MS as me will eventually develop a steady progression of symptoms.
THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY great things are happening. I’m in the lucky position of working for, and working with, one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities. Before COVID-19 changed the world we live in, I was participating in 3 research trials supported by the MS Society as a direct result of donations raised through MS Walks, MS Bike, and MS Golf tournaments. Because of the global pandemic, these projects have slowed or even stopped. When the world recovers, some of these projects will have started over. Making months, if not years, of research time, talent and treasure unusable. Funds will be required to re-start or re-energize (University friends - see what I did there) these projects to make a difference for everyone living with MS.
We are participating in a different walk format again - This year there won’t be people cheering and handing out cookies - This year the NEED for donations is the same, if not greater - This year my team and I are still walking the 5km.
Please consider a donation.