In January 2019 i was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis after suffering one of the worst attacks my doctors had seen. This attack left me paralyzed and blind, about to embark on the hardest journey of my life. I spent 4 months in the hospital, getting treated for the attack and getting daily therapy to begin to learn to walk again. My doctors told me I migh be spending the rest of my life blind and in a wheelchair. Just over one year later, I have surpassed all expectations. Thankfully I am now in full remission, amd have not only regained 80% of my vision but also the ability to walk again.
Last year, I participated in the 2019 Jayman-Built Annual MS Fundraiser walk. I participated in a wheelchair, and promised myself that I would walk the 2020 walk, even if I had to use a walker or cane. After monhs of hard work and physiotherapy, I will finally be able to. Even though the in-person walk is cancelled this year, I refuse to let Covid-19 prevent me from fulfilling the promise that I made to myself.
On May 24th, i will be participating in my own 2k walk around my neighborhood, to celebrate the recovery and progress I've made. Now more than ever, the MS Society needs your help to raise much-needed donations and awareness, to help support others like myself affected by this cruel and unfair disease. I wouldn't be where I am today without the incredible support and commitment of this community. Whether it's sharing this post or a $1 donation, any help is greatly appreciated!
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.
This year may look different, but I am participating in the virtual MS Walk because I want to support the world’s leading researchers to discover the cause, treatments and cure for MS. Leading-edge research and support programs have improved the quality of life for people affected by MS. And the need for information, resources and support programs for people affected by MS is as urgent and critical as ever.
When you make a donation to my fundraising, you are helping continue this necessary work.
Thank you for supporting our virtual MS Walk community. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your support.