Why we’re walking to end MS
In 2015, Trudi lost feeling in her feet and the use of her right arm. She constantly felt "pins and needles" in her feet that never went away. She could not wear shoes or anything covering her feet, nor could she wear anything on top of her arm. You could barely touch her and she had very little strength. She had to apply for long term disability as it affected her ability to work.
After many Dr's appointments, trips to see the specialist, and an incredible amount of tests she was diagnosed with a "Spinal Stroke". Her doctor told her she was lucky to still be walking. Shortly after diagnosed, she suffered another attack, leaving more of the right side of her body numb. She was concidered a "miracle patient" as the Dr told her after suffering from 2 spinal strokes, she should not be alive. After over a year of dealing with this, she saw another specialist who questioned the diagnoses. He looked over the previous tests that she had gone through, including an MRI that showed a hook lesson in her spine, as well as another one that showed a lesson in her brain. He knew her diagnosis was wrong.
In 2013, Trudi was diagnosed with MS. She started seeing a specialist located in Vancouver and had to travel multiple times a year to be seen. She was put on medication that had horrible side effects. She was shortly changed to another medication that has since done wonders for her.
4 years later, multiple questions answered, and a lot of patience, Trudi is now officially concidered "stable" and has not had any more attacks. Every day is a constant battle but she's doing it with grace, dignity and hope.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. Every day three more Canadians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility. We don’t know what causes MS and there is no cure.
Your support means Canadian families who are affected by this disease do not have to face MS alone.
Join us in the fight to end MS
Become a member of our team and spend the day with friends, family and colleagues, knowing that you are helping to end Canada’s disease.
If you aren't able to participate, donate to our team today to help us reach our goal. When you make a donation, your funds are invested into research to find the cause and cure for the disease, while providing services to Canadians with multiple sclerosis and their families.