Hello Family and Friends:
Thanks to everyone who donated to team Kicks for last year's MS Walk in Collingwood. I raised 820 dollars.
This year will be our 11th year walking since Barbara's diagnosis. She started this year with a relapse back in February that caused numbness from the waist down on one side and extreme tiredness. She thought she was over the relapse in only a few weeks but a couple of weeks ago it returned this time in the form of panic attacks and anxiety. It was extreme and she has had to go on medication. The first one didn't go well but the newest drug seems to be working for her. Barbara's doc booked her for an emergency MRI which will be May 28th. She has had a bit of a rough time for the last 6 months starting with the passing of her beloved dog Mischa who was her constant companion from the time Barbara was first diagnosed.
So all these strange and different symptoms are all part and parcel of this beast we call MS. Still hoping for a cure one day for my beautiful strong daughter.
Barbara is still loving her job as office manager of a small law firm in Toronto that is growing with the addition of a new young lawyer this past week. Everyone gets along great and that is so important for her well being.
Anyone wishing to join me for this year's MS walk in Collingwood on May 5th is welcome to support Canadians with MS. If you are interested in joining our team Kicks, just drop me a note and we will gladly help you get signed up to join our team. Barbara will not be doing the walk this year. Our team has dwindled in the past couple of years so new members would be so appreciated.
Thanks for your continued support.
Mary Ann and Barbara
To Donate just click on my link below that will take you to my personal page and team Kicks.
Mary Ann, Barbara and Team Kicks
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
Ive 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.