Monday, March 10, 2008

March 10 - 17: Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in the United States

Multiple sclerosis affects approximately 300,000 people in the US, with about 2 women affected for every 1 man. The disease strikes usually at the prime of life - when young adults are starting to establish themselves in their careers and starting families. For some people, the disease is mild with only subtle symptoms. For others, it's devastatingly incapacitating.

You can read about what MS is at the

Do have or know someone who has MS?

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1 comment:

Dawn said...

I used to work as a care-giver for a woman with MS. She had been managing fairly well but broke a leg, and those couple of months of inactivity stole what movement she had away. From then on she was in a motorised wheelchair (which is when I entered the picture).