MS Walk

Mandarin MS Walk - Ottawa

Team Matty Grant



Hello Friends & Family


I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in 2000. I have lived with this condition, battling the ups and downs that come with it. I still have use of most of my abilties and I plan to beat MS and do what ever I can to help fight the battle to find the cure !! My younger brother also has the identical condition as me and my nephew also has progressive MS, so this means more then the usual for me to help find the cure !!!


We have alot of ideas to help raise money for Team Matty Grant this year so keep checking back here for news on upcoming events !!


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My Wife Donna Put this on her Team Member MS Page -- I love her so much !!


I knew my husband a couple of years before he was diagnosed with replasing remitting MS. We were chat friends on the net meeting every night after work.  When he was diagnosed he dissapeared and I was confused why he would just up and leave. He contacted a friend to tell me he had MS and was afraid to tell me. It wasn't like I could just walk down the road and knock on his door seeing he lived in Canada and myself in New York. I was upset and thought would he think I would be that shallow that him having MS would be a burden to me? After about 8 months he came looking for me because I no longer chatted in that particular place but people knew where I was. He was afraid on how I would react to him but we picked up right where we left off and had many conversations reguarding as he called MS a "condition" not a disease. In 2004 I made the decision to pick up my life , get in my car and change the world I knew and moved to Canada. My family was not happy. They had no idea about the disease so instead of learning about it , asking Matty or myself about it...they judged and I was so appaulled on how they treated him and myself. It took awhile for them to come to terms with it and understand it but that only happend after I got a call from a family member that someone in my family was just diagnosed with MS. I called my husband and he took the rest of the day off to talk to this person and explain it. Even though my husband has pain daily he works through it and fights it. He rarely ever shows hes hurting but I know the signs. He works 5 days a week at a pretty labor intensive job that is a good 60 hrs. a week. Plus he does a lot of other side jobs and puts on a show called MS Metal Therapy here in Ottawa to raise money. I love him so much. Hes my life and "if" that day comes where he cannot walk or cannot see...I will be his legs and eyes. He would do the same for me.




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 like myself who lives with multiple sclerosis. With your help, together we can make a difference.




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