Walk MS: Phoenix 2018

Sammy

Our goal—a world free of MS.

We've formed a team for Walk MS—an event that brings together a community of passionate people to connect and raise funds to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. We'd welcome your generous support as we prepare for this incredible experience. 

One month ago (sept 16) Sammy was a strong, happy and healthy 13 year old. In 3 days she wound up in the PICU at Phoenix Childrens Hospital almost unable to breath and with many other symptoms. She was quickly (seemed like forever) diagnosed with an auto immune disease that is most probably MS. After a week of fighting for each breath, Sammy had a tracheostemy to help with breathing. After 3 increasingly aggressive rounds of immuno-suppressant treatments and increasingly challenging symptoms over the next couple of weeks, the symptoms have started to lessen and the MRI is showing improvement. Sammy is now in the rehab unit at PCH and has put her considerable focus, effort and talents into working with physical, occupational and speech therapists to recover as much as possible from this attack.

Sammy has always been an inspiration to me and others in the way she approaches life with her amazing gifts and enthusiasm and kindness and determination. I have never been more inspired by her than watching her deal with this life threatening and frightening illness. I have found strength to help her through this that I didn't know I had every time I look into her eyes or see how she just does the next thing as soon as someone explains how it will help her.

Will you help us by donating what you can? Or join the team and come out to the Phoenix Zoo on November 3rd and walk with us. I don't think Sammy will able to do this walk, but I think she will want to try.

Thank you.

 

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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.

Learn more at walkMS.org

Want to join our team?

We’d love to have you. Come walk with us and share in an experience that will change lives—including your own.

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Progress: 151.6667%

Goal $3,000.00 Achieved $4,550.00

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Our Team

Thank you to our premier national sponsor

Sanofi Genzyme

Thank you to our national sponsors


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