I am one of millions of people who have joined the movement to end multiple sclerosis.
Every hour, someone new is diagnosed with MS — a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is presently no cure. Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving.
Many have trouble imagining what their lives would be without the ability to move, but I know the effects of MS — I have MS and have lived with it for more than 13 years.
In Maine there are approximately 3,000 people with MS. That equals approximately 1 in 400 people in our state who have MS.
MS Awareness Week takes place March 8-12. I encourage people to join the movement to end MS and help people with MS move their lives forward.
It’s easy to get involved. It only takes a few minutes to make a difference in the lives of the millions of people worldwide who live with this disease.
The people living with MS in our community thank you for your help.
Louise Martel, Lewiston