Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, whereby the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibres and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.
This can manifest in symptoms which are not limited to heat intolerance, numbness, weakness, tingling, lack of coordination, vision issues (blurry / double vision) fatigue, slurred speech, cognitive problems and many more. Symptoms are usually invisible and will vary person to person, day by day.
Mel Derby – I chose MS Society as I am a sufferer of this disease. I was formally diagnosed with this disease in 2018. However, I have been experiencing Symptoms since 2010. I am thankful that I have RRMS (Remitting Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis) meaning this is the good one to have as its slow progressing and with the right treatment, this will keep the disease from progressing.
MS has not stopped me or will not stop me from doing everyday tasks, even if some tasks can be challenging at times, I will push through and will not let this disease run my life - I may have MS but MS does not have me.
Katelyn Day- I chose to support the MS society as this is a cause that hits home, as my Dad has MS. It is sometimes hard to tell that he, as well as many other sufferers, are suffering from this disease, as they are good at hiding the symptoms. Dad’s MS is slow in its progression, and we feel very grateful that this is the case.
But there are some sufferers, like a family friend of ours, that have fast progressing MS and deteriorate quickly, losing their lives within a few years of diagnosis.
This is why it is so important to bring awareness to this disease, because while it is mostly invisible, MS impacts not only the life of the sufferer but also their close family. We don’t know the cause, and we don’t have a cure, which is why MS is so scary. But hopefully with more awareness, a cure can be found. We thank you for your support.“
Thank you to my Sponsors
We’ Well done to both Mel and Katelyn, fantastic messages.