Letter to the Editor

Letter: Help fight multiple sclerosis

Friday, March 12, 2010

To the Editor

I live in Lewisburg and I am one of the millions of people who have joined the movement to end multiple sclerosis.

Every hour someone is diagnosed with MS, a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure. Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving. Many have trouble imagining what their lives would be without the ability to move, but I know the effects of MS: I have MS.

MS Awareness week is March 8-14. I encourage people to join the movement to end MS and help people move their lives forward.

It's easy to get involved. It only takes a few minutes to make a difference in the lives of millions of people worldwide who live with this disease. Being involved in my local chapter and community gives me a hope for a better future. Over the past year, my whole life has changed due to the onset and symptoms of the disease. My everyday life has become a challenge. I want to thank the community for the smiles on their faces and encouraging words. I want to give my husband and family special thanks for standing by me at the most devastating time in my life. I am ever thankful for you all.

Some simple things you can do are: Visit nationalMSsociety.org to learn more about MS; Tell 10 people that MS Awareness Week is March 8-14, and ask them to tell 10 people they know; and, Sponsor a walker or cyclist in a Walk MS or Bike MS event, or participate yourself.

During MS Week, I will be preparing myself to get back into the workforce. I want to give Jamie Bone a special thanks for helping me find a job.

Progress on MS can't wait. Move It during MS Awareness Week and move us closer to a world free of MS.

Thank you,

Kimberly Wicks