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As some of you may know, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2007. Though I rarely publicly discuss this disease, I want to share an update on the progression of my condition and the recent clinical prognosis I’ve been given from my medical team. I’ve recently learned of a new therapy that my help me. However, I will need your help to access the therapy.

MS is an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the protective coating around the nerves in one’s brain and spinal cord, resulting in severe deterioration of large and fine motor skills causing varying degrees of paralysis. Simple movements become mountainous tasks such as standing up and walking across the room, the inability to grasp a coffee cup, turn a knob on the stove, and becoming more severe creating an inability to swallow, breath, sit up independently (the list goes on) until eventually death due to inability of the body’s immune system to combat typical illnesses, colds, etc.

Updates (4)

August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016

Guestbook

October 22, 2016

I put in my donation. When this is all done and over with, let's have a race. I bet I can still outrun you, little sister! (Except if there's a snake in the path, then you'll probably win . . . but only because I stopped to look at it).

Merri Jo

August 30, 2016

Hoping and praying for this treatment for you!

Dave and Jeanne

August 3, 2016

Hi Melinda, I'm a friend of Merri Jo's. You are on my prayer list and I pray you will get the donations needed for this. I have a cousin who also struggles with MS. Take care and believe there is help as God knows what you need and He hears you when you ask. Blessings to you,

Dick and Bonnie Miller

July 27, 2016

Hi Melinda, I am a friend of your mom's from Freeman. I feel privileged to donate to your cause where I know it will go directly to helping you. I would love for you to be able to get this help.

Laverne Diede