Challenge Walk MS: Chesapeake Challenge 2018

WALKING AMONG FRIENDS!!!
WALKING AMONG FRIENDS!!!

Pam's Posse

 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR POSSE!

 Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis changes your life forever.  It can affect your ability to walk, see or think. And, the worst

part is, you never know what’s going to happen next. Please see Pam's personal experience with this disease below.

 

Currently, there are more than 2.1 million people living with MS Worldwide.  That diagnosis means a lifetime of uncertainty and expenses.  In fact, the lifetime price tag for each person living with MS is nearly $3 million in lost wages, medication costs and beyond.

 

We need to take action now to help the growing number of people affected by this disease.  This is why  we will be participating in Walk MS – to help the 14,000 local families facing the daily challenges of life with MS. We will walk  until there is a cure!!!!!

 

This year will be our 14th year!!! Thank you to all who have supported us after all these years!! Please click the link to see the memories from past walks!! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=938335556275646&set=pcb.938337306275471&type=3&theater

 

  We’ve set a personal goal of raising $ 10,000    Please help us  reach & exceed it!!!!

 

  • Make your check payable to the National MS Society and mail it back to:

    7 Friends Lane, Newtown PA 18940

     

  • Or donate to my fundraising campaign online, click on the “Donate” button, then type my name in the fields provided.

 

 When you donate to a Walk MS event, you become part of the powerful movement that will end MS forever.  Thank you in advance for your generosity

 

Warmest Regards, Pam's Posse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAM'S STORY

I had my first symptoms of MS in 1991. I began to experience “shocks” up and down my arms as well as dizziness and numbness. I was absolutely devastated and could not believe this was happening to me. I chose to ignore the situation until I lost the sight in my right eye in 1993 and spent five scary days in the hospital with intravenous steroids. At this time it was clear that I had MS but there was still not a formal diagnosis from my doctors. I decided to start my family because I was determined to not let this disease stand in the way of what I valued most: family. I recovered and in 1994 and 1996 had two beautiful daughters, Emily and Sarah. In March 1999 my symptoms returned. My face and legs became numb and I experienced burning sensations throughout my head. My doctor finally diagnosed MS. I began administering daily Betaseron injections and after many months I felt better. In August 2002 I experienced another flare up this time with abnormal fatigue, difficulty concentrating and constant pins and needles in my legs. I struggled with what would later be diagnosed as Epstein Barr Syndrome, which is not uncommon for people with MS. After a tough winter, a change to daily injections of Copaxone, and with the support of friends and family I was able to cope with the daily effects of MS and I came through those two exacerbations. Obviously denial was no longer an option. That is why I decided to get actively involved in the fight against MS by participating in the 2003 Challenge Walk, which was without a doubt a life-changing experience. I went from living quietly with MS to what I call my “coming out of the closet”. Everyone friends, co-workers, school and community organizations now knew about my struggles with MS. The Challenge Walk gave me so much hope that we decided to extend our family. In December 2004 we adopted our son Jacob. Since this first walk I have had several flare ups with varying symptoms from muscle spasms to loss of hearing, all resulting from new active lesions which are helped by few rounds of intravenous steroids. I am on a mission to get as many people as possible to join me in my fight against MS. That is why I walk every year! I am so sick of this disease and I do not want my kids to have to worry. I am now on my ninth year of the Challenge Walk and have been joined by so many selfless members each year.

We need to find a cure!!!!!!

 

 

 

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About MS

When you make a donation, you are changing the world for people affected by MS. Symptoms of MS range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide, and there is not yet a cure. Every dollar raised matters to those affected by MS. Thank you for your support.

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