Can you imagine?
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. It's estimated that approximately 55,000-75,000 men and women in Canada have the disease, and every day about three more people are diagnosed.
I've registered for the MS Walk because I want all types of research to continue in hopes that there is a cure for everyone who lives with multiple sclerosis. The MS Society is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services, and the MS Walk has been a critical part of the MS Society's fundraising efforts for over 20 years. Proceeds from this event and others like it provide support and services to help those living with this disease, their families and their caregivers. They also fund research with three primary goals: to find a cause and cure for MS, to repair nervous system damage caused by MS and to stop MS attacks. By supporting me, you too can make a difference in the life of someone with multiple sclerosis.
An Update on Cheryl
Cheryl's life is in continuous change. After having retrofitted her vehicle to hand controls, receiving a yearly coverage to help pay for incidentals, along with a housekeeper who comes in twice a month to assist Cheryl with household chores that she can no longer perform. and moving her business into her new home with wheelchair access, the changes just keep coming. Cheryl hs now had to progress to a motorized wheelchair. This will allow her to have a service dog, for which she has been approved. Her training will take 3 full weeks in Oakville Ontario and begins April 14th. As a family we will be there to assist, Melanie going for a week and Norm and I will follow. The cost of a service dog is $15,000, but as an MS patient, she gets the training and the dog at no cost, all they ask for is a donation. So as you can see, your dollars do make a difference!
My team, Charlie's Angels, is walking for the 18th year and is a part of the MS Walk because we believe we will end multiple sclerosis - with your help we can get there. When making a pledge, please make your donation to MS Walk - Morden and memo it to Evelyn Janzen if writing a cheque. If pledging on-line, please pledge Evelyn Janzen, as I am being challenged by a teammate to see who can raise most funds. I really want to win the challenge. Please give generously.