LETTER: Help fight multiple sclerosis during awareness weekMS isn’t just a collection of symptoms such as paralysis, debilitating fatigue or loss of vision — it’s an unpredictable disease that can rob people of their independence and overall quality of life.
By: Stan and Marlene Johnson , Plankinton
To the Editor:
To most people living with MS, the letters mean more than “multiple sclerosis.
MS can mean:
• Not being able to walk your daughter down the aisle on her wedding day;
• Losing your ability to work full time;
• Not being able to see your children play sports; and
• Depending on others to do daily tasks.
MS isn’t just a collection of symptoms such as paralysis, debilitating fatigue or loss of vision — it’s an unpredictable disease that can rob people of their independence and overall quality of life.
Unfortunately, many people simply do not understand what MS is or what it does to all those affected by it.
We are trying to change that by raising awareness and money for vital MS research, programs and services. March 11-17 is MS Awareness Week. We joined the movement to end MS by participating in a Walk MS event and volunteering. You can help us by getting involved in countless ways.
Visit the website MSsociety.org; make a donation to the NMSS, Upper Midwest Chapter; volunteer or join a Walk MS or Bike MS event.
We will participate in the Walk MS in Aberdeen on May 4. Registration is online at mymswalk.org for more information.
You can help the National MS Society serve local people living with MS by just getting involved. Every dollar helps make a difference in their lives.
We encourage everyone to help create a world free of MS.
Join us in wearing orange today in support of all those affected by MS.
A sincere thank you.