Wednesday, May 29, 2013

World MS Day

Today is World MS Day. 
Did you know that there are over 2,000,000 people in the United States who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis?  Did you know that there still is no cure?  Can you help?  Yes! You can!
You can get more information on this special day here.  And to help raise awareness they are asking you to share your motto!  about what keeps you moving forward!  The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society is still accepting donations, and you can do that here! 
This is important to me because this past year, a fellow co-worker and friend, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  Her name is Nicole.  She is 38 years old, a wife and mother of two young very active boys.  She has a great personality and has kept a positive attitude while trying to take in everything new that is happening. 
Since her diagnosis, she has had a few episodes that tend to last several weeks at time.  Being that there is no cure for this disease, the doctors can only give her medicine that will hopefully slow down the progression. 
In April, here in Cincinnati they held the MS Walk at Sawyer Point.  I donated and signed up to join in with Nicole and her team. 
All together there was over 50 of us on the team, and we came in third at raising the most money for the National MS Society!!!  It was great event for a great cause.  Nicole was so joyful with the amount of support that her family and friends showed for her.  It was a very heartfelt day.

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