Why I’m lacing up
MS came into our livest 9 years ago when Kristina was diagnosed on a day I will never forget. We have been lucky that Kristina has not experienced a major episode since that time. MS is still a daily struggle for us as we try to lead normal lives. The biggest challenge is trying to manage Kristina's fatigue. She is able to work, and likes the challenge of that, but it means we have to think ahead as to the impact of the things that we do and what strain it might have on her. With most of our family being out of town, it has meant we haven't been able to attend some events, which is always hard.
We have been blessed by the support shown to us by our family, friends and coworkers over the years. The MS Society has been of great benefit to our family in research and programming, especially in helping us connect here in Brandon after our move.
Every day 3 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, but I’m walking to help change lives beginning right where I live.
Your support means families in our community who are impacted by this often devastating disease do not have to face MS alone.
Your dollars at work
When you pledge me in the MS Walk, your funds are invested into groundbreaking MS research and services for the 100,000 Canadians living with MS.
Services and programs your fundraising supports:
- Financial assistance for special equipment and home care
- Supportive counselling for all those affected by MS
- Self-help groups and recreational programs for people with MS
- Government advocacy for people living with MS
Thank you in advance for your pledge to create a more hopeful future for those affected by MS.