Go Help Out a Good Cause

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. This means the immune system incorrectly attacks the person’s healthy tissue.

MS can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, and blindness and more. These problems may be permanent or may come and go.

Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, although individuals as young as 2 and as old as 75 have developed it. MS is not considered a fatal disease as the vast majority of people with it live a normal life-span. But they may struggle to live as productively as they desire, often facing increasing limitations.

My friend Rebekah at Hobbling Around was diagnosed with MS a few years ago. She will be participating in the 2012 MS Walk in Oklahomas City and would really appreciate your support. Click here to find out what she has to say about this and to see how you can help.

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5 thoughts on “Go Help Out a Good Cause

  1. This is such a good cause. I remember I was first introduced to MS whilst reading Deric Longden’s book ‘Diana’s Story’ (about his wife). So sad and so very funny, it really gives a wonderful yet brutal insight to the disease. So again, this is a excellent cause; thank you for highlighting this on WP 🙂

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    • I am not a celebrity. If I were, you would see a lot more posts about hanging out with Kanye West and buying designer sunglasses. Perhaps something about my monthly trip to Tuscany.

      Instead, I have Wal-Mart sunglasses, I have never met Kanye West, and the closest I’ve been to Tuscany is my local Olive Garden.

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