Why We Want to Create a World Free of MS
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are different for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
Why I Climb
You may already know my story by now, but in December of 2011, I was in the neurologist's office and heard the words that I never thought i would hear: "You have MS". My symptoms were relatively mild, but the shock of this diagnosis was not. Despite a year of MRI's, CAT scans, and other tests to uncover the cause of the numbness and tingling sensations I had been having, I was not prepared for this outcome. Since that time I have taken dramatic steps to improve my health through diet and lifestyle changes to feel some sense of control over this unpredictable disease.
I've registered for Climb to the Top, on Sunday, March 5, 2017, because I want to do whatever I can for others who have been diagnosed - and because I want to do everything I can to prevent more people from having to hear that their lives have been impacted by this disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.
Why You Should Sponsor Me
Last year, as a top fundraiser, I earned membership into the ELITE 66 for the 2016 Climb! Follow Your DreaMS even earned the status as a TOP TEAM in 2016 and we hope to do it again! We couldn't have done it without your support. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from Climb to the Top to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we choose to climb for those who sometimes can't, because we choose to donate to Climb to the Top, we are getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."