Having multiple sclerosis means that one morning you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are many and vary for everyone.
I've been so fortunate to have been able to defy the beast for the past 11 years. So this year I've registered for a mud obstacle course race and will be raising money for the MS Society of Canada while I'm training. Funds raised for the MS Society support crucial research and the development of more effective drugs to treat this disease, as well as provide access to supports for people with MS and their families.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world, nearly 100,000 people, and is most commonly diagnosed in people aged 15-40. MS is unpredictable and it is ruthless...and EVERYONE knows someone who's fighting. .