This year is walk #18
I am so proud to still be walking, and planning to walk all 10km again this year. Sometimes this walk feels like the only proof that MS will not get me.
My hands and feet tingle more often, I mess up my words and reverse them with increasing freequency. Fatigue is my constant companion.
But I still cannot give up. 14 years of weekly injections and weekends I should spend resting but just don't. Spending the weekend in bed feels like giving up, and I just can't. I'm a mom, wife, dog owner, daughter. I can't spend the weekend in bed, loved ones depend on me.
So this year I will lace up yet again, and thanks to all the people who support me in this walk, I will remember to keep fighting.
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.
A future without MS
I've registered for the MS Walk because I want to do something 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 caregivers. They also fund research with three primary goals: to find a cause and cure for MS, repair nervous system damage caused by MS and stop MS attacks. By supporting me, you too can make a difference in the life of someone with multiple sclerosis.
I am part of the MS Walk because I believe we will end multiple sclerosis - with your help we can get there. Please give generously.