Did you know 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.
In 2019, I knew very little about MS but that quickly changed. My 24 year old son, Matt, who has always been healthy and active became chronically ill in the span of about 3 weeks. He had numbness in his hands and feet, could barely walk, lost all balance, lost sight in one eye and was completely exhausted. This began our journey, which would eventually be our MS Journey.
The onset of Matt’s symptoms began at the end of February and on May 10, 2019 his world changed – a diagnosis of very aggressive Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. We would all very quickly learn about MS. Matt’s treatment plan started immediately, with a newly approved drug in Canada, Ocrevus. The back-up treatment plan is the Stem Cell Transplant program in Ottawa. Both these treatments have been made possible through research.
It is now 2021, Matt is doing amazingly well! He has a wonderful medical team, and the love and support of his family and friends. And let’s not forget the prayers from so many!
Team 211 is named after Matt’s racing number! This is the biggest race of all time. I know that Matt will win the race! He is strong, brave and determined.
When you make a donation to Team 211, you are helping continue this incredible work! Our Team Goal is $1000.00.
Thank You So Much!