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Margaret, a 92-year-old ‘country girl’ and retired nurse is taking on the 2021 Hobart MS Mega Swim challenge.
“When the GP told me that I had lesions in my CT scan, I went home stunned...” Ms Roche said.
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“Nikki was a confident and tenacious fundraiser, a force of nature and would straight out ask for donations!”
"While Catherine experiences ongoing difficulty with mobility, balance, short-term memory and concentration, she forges forward with optimism.
"I sometimes struggle to find the words I want, it's like missing a sharpness that you're used to having. It can be frustrating at times," says Krystal.
Melanie says, “When I was diagnosed with MS, it wasn't a slow realisation that something was wrong, but instead I had quite a big relapse over five days.”
Jay was motivated to take part in the MS Mega Challenge in honour of his aunty, who lived with MS and has since passed away.
"The Go for Gold Scholarship was a game-changer," Jennifer says.
“You are giving people with MS a very special gift” – Kate
At the age of 48, Karen had to learn to live with the challenge of multiple sclerosis.
“MS makes me sit down and actually reflect and look at my work – this is not something I’ve done until now,” Milton says.
Peter Hart and the Hart Accounting team have proven that personal and professional networks go a long way when it comes to fundraising success.
"When I was diagnosed with MS 30 years ago, it was like being hit by a black cloud," says Graham
Dale has been participating in the Fitzroy MS Mega Swim for seven years with Jai, 15 years old.
Within a year, Steven’s health had deteriorated so badly he was forced to give up work. But he didn’t give up on life.
“I was so shocked to learn that the average age of diagnosis of MS is around 30-years-of-age,” the 20-year-old said.