Kimberly Mumaw via Crowdrise
August 10, 2011
This organization is very dear to my heart. I will not stop fundraising and volunteering until there is a cure. MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other. Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals called action potentials down long fibers called axons, which are wrapped in an insulating substance called myelin. In MS, the body's own immune system attacks and damages the myelin. The disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women. This disease is not prejudice it affects woman, men and children.