My brother in law Matt was diagnosed with MS in the beginning if 2009. Having multiple sclerosis (MS) means that you may suddenly have blurry vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. Or that you may not always be able to walk. The symptoms of MS are different, and often devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
Over this past couple of years I have met several others who are also living with MS. So this year I was not only walking for Matt but was also walking for Jean Haase (her daughter Danielle and I were friends in middle-school as well as high-school), Darcey Von Holzen (a close family friend. Her and her husband Rick have two adorable children), Amanda Fojtik (an old high-school friend who I found out has MS in 2008 while shopping for my wedding dress) and Gigi Christensen (her daughter Ellie was on my Pom Squad. Gigi has been struggling with MS for over 18 years). I am happy to report that while Matt has NOT had a relapse others are not so lucky. There is no cure for MS, but please join me in fight in finding a cure for MS.
I don't know if you know but Wisconsin has one of the highest incidence rates of multiple sclerosis in the U.S., with more than 10,000 or 1-in-500 residents diagnosed. Chances are you know a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member who has MS. But chances are good that if we work together we can beat MS.
If you would like to donate you may do so by clicking on the link STOMP OUT MS! Thank you in advance!