To promote awareness and an education to members of our communities on the needs of people living with MS, and the many struggles they face as well as their family and friends.
This past month I was diagnosed with having the early signs of Multiple Sclerosis. As a caregiver myself..I know what the future holds for me, and it is just a little unnerving. But I know with the love and support from family and friends, I`ll get through this chapter of my life just fine. I hope I can help myself and others like me, by offering support and the exchange of information and treatments that may help us with this disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, we know that it affects children, some as young as two years old. The impact is felt by family, friends and by the community. MS is unpredictable, affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects are physical, emotional, as well as financial well being, and lasts a lifetime. There is no cure.
No one should face MS alone. My ultimate goal is to help researchers find a cure for MS.
Did you know ...
Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world.
MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.
Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS.
Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men.
MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis.
They still don't know what causes MS but researchers are closer to finding the answer. Hopefully, together, with the support of each other, we can help.
1. The search for a cure.
2. To promote education and awareness.
3. Support and friendship to fellow members with MS.