MS Walk - MS Society of Canada

Ottawa MS Walk

Live the Dream

Multiple Sclerosis is near and dear to my ❤. It’s a diagnosis that can be very scary, and carry anxiety and fear of what tomorrow might look like.

I had my first symptom in 2014, Mother’s Day weekend. I started to gradually lose sight in my left 👁 . Within four days, I could no longer see anything out of that eye...no 🌈 , no shapes, not even a hint of light. Luckily, I had amazing people in the medical field that helped me navigate through this and got me set up with great doctors and medical treatments.

Today, thankfully I have very limited symptoms, that do not affect my every day life. As a physiotherapist, I know the importance of movement, of building strength, of staying flexible. But as time goes by, and I live with this silent attack on my neurological system, my body and my function could change.

Every day, more and more research is being done on this condition. More therapies are being developed and trialled. One day, I know I will receive a therapy that can and will stop this disease from progressing in my body.

If you can, help me make a difference in my life and for hundreds of thousands of other people that live with this diagnosis themselves or their loved ones.

Every dollar counts, every dollar can make a difference ❤. 

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Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world and, on average, 11 Canadians are diagnosed with this unpredictable disease every day. We don’t know what causes MS, and we don’t have a cure. Yet.

We’re participating in MS Walk because we want to support our friends, family members, neighbours and co-workers who are affected by MS. 

Join our team as we challenge MS and help empower more people affected by the disease to live their best lives. 

If you are unable to join us at MS Walk, donate to our team’s fundraising today. Your donation will help continue to fund leading-edge research and support programs that improve the quality of life for people affected by MS.

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