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October 25, 2016
BENEFITING: Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Inc.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America defines love as what we see so very often from care partners who are there for their loved ones with MS each and every day, helping them cope with challenges – the love of a husband lending an extra hand to help his wife who is struggling with debilitating fatigue; the love of elderly parents taking care of their adult child with mobility issues; the love of a child helping his mom read a letter because her vision is blurry.
Multiple sclerosis, also referred to as “MS,” is a neurological disorder affecting the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. MS is thought to be an autoimmune disease, which means that a person’s own immune system is attacking his or her body. This attack damages the protective covering to the nerves (myelin) and eventually the nerves as well.
MS is most often diagnosed in young adults, with symptoms ranging from visual changes, numbness, and vertigo, to bladder and bowel problems, weakness, fatigue, and spasticity (muscle tightness). People with MS may also experience depression and cognitive issues, such as forgetfulness. Women are two to three times more likely to develop MS than men.