Why I Walk

On March 2, 2011, in MS Events, MS Stories, by Dave Schwarber

I’ve registered for the MS Walk because I want to do something for my wife and daughter, as well as the hundreds of thousands of others people who have been diagnosed – and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with this disease.

I’ve registered for the MS Walk because I want to do something for my wife and daughter, as well as the hundreds of thousands of others people who have been diagnosed – and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with 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. My daughter was diagnosed just 4 years ago. And the research your donations fund do make a difference! In 2008, she was already unable to work and had been told by 4 different neurologists that they’ve never seen such an aggressive case in such a young person. Last year, she started on Tysabri, a new treatment, and has regained much of her mobility!! Barb has been living with and fighting valiantly against the disease for over 25 years, and we still hope that research will find a way to reverse the negative effect it’s had on her body.

Why You Should Sponsor Me

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the MS Walk 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 walk for those who sometimes can’t, because we choose to donate to the MS Walk, we are getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, “You have MS.” It may make a real difference in my daughter’s experience with the disease and my wife’s ability to keep fighting it.

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