Again because of Covid-19, the MS Walk that usually happens in early May, this year will be May 30, 2021.
Achieving a world free of multiple sclerosis takes more than one person, and there isn't just one way to accomplish it. When we work together, every action brings us closer to the future. The current health crisis has impacted all of us, and the need for information, resources and support programs for those of us affected by MS is as urgent and critical as ever. The money raised will give the support that we need right now and will ensure that the ground-breaking MS research being done continues into the future toward a cure!
For me personally, as I’ve said every year, when I was diagnosed with MS, my life and Art's, certainly became a turmoil: one day my body behaved normally, and the next it chose not to listen. For years, I refused to believe my diagnosis but, eventually, I no longer had that choice. When I started telling my friends of my diagnosis, the general reaction was "oh, so that's why you ... (fill in the blank)". So much for me thinking that I was hiding it. Not so much. In the beginning, I chose not to share my anxiety with anyone but Art which must have been very tough on him. I'm participating in this year's MS Walk to support Canadians like me affected by multiple sclerosis.
The MS Society helped me again this Spring when it contributed to the cost of a wheelchair lift (Joey Lift) for our van. The lift stays in the rear of the vehicle until I want to go somewhere. I can now drive my chair from our apartment down to the building's garage. I get into the front seat and Art drives my chair to the back of our vehicle. From there, he lowers the Joey lift from the trunk and drives onto it. He then straps Joey into place and raises it back into the back seat.
I said, back in February, that MS had broken me. I can't dance with Art anymore, much less walk any distance with him, and I miss those things terribly. I would like you to join me by making a donation towards my fundraising.
By supporting me, you too can make a difference in the life of someone with multiple sclerosis. To help me, please make a secure donation online through my personal link - http://mssoc.convio.net/goto/beth_mousseau