My MS JourneyAbout 25 or so years ago I woke up one Saturday morning not being able to see properly, my right hand, face, lips, & leg were numb and I was scared absolutely sh!tless - OK one day, a mess the next.
My wife was away, so I made my way to the hospital and didn't leave for a week. After a battery of tests, MS was the diagnosis.
For the last 25 years, I have been extremely lucky and as my neurologist has told me on many an occasion, I dodged the world's biggest bullet.
Over that time whilst everything 'kinda' resolved itself, including me being able to run 5 full marathons, many others are not so fortunate.
I'M TAKING THE CHALLENGE TO FIGHT MS!
Aside from looking forward to joining others in the fun and atmosphere on the day, I’m taking part to raise funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition and average age of diagnosis is 30. It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms vary so widely.
For instance, can you imagine waking up one day unable to do the everyday things you would usually take for granted? Like not being able to see properly (or at all), you physically can’t get out of bed, can’t walk to the phone to call someone – anyone – or live a life without pain?
All of a sudden your world has changed.
By being part of this event, and because of your generous sponsorship, the funds we raise will allow people living with multiple sclerosis to access vital MS Support Services. Services such as MS Peer Support, connecting people who are newly diagnosed with those who have lived with multiple sclerosis for a number of years, or the MS Employment Support program keeping Aussies living with multiple sclerosis in the work force.
Thank you again for your support.
Uploaded a Profile Picture
Made a Personal Donation
Shared my Fundraising Page
Received Five Donations
Reached 50% of Fundraising Goal
Reached 75% of Fundraising Goal
Reached 100% of Fundraising Goal
MS Hero Fundraiser
Thank you to my Sponsors
Mike & Paula Moser
Peter J Waters
Pat And Emil