About Multiple Sclerosis and how you can help
(Picture: Fund raising leaflet bearing Shirley's image 1960's)
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Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive disease of the nervous system, that brings about varying degrees of muscular and optic paralysis in patients over a period of many years.
Shirley's brother George was diagnosed with this disease at age 34 (1952) and subsequently worked for the Society until his death (1996). Although Diet, Physiotherapy and perhaps Sunshine (Vitamin D) can help this disease, the exact cause and cure remains unknown.
Shirley who co-founded the National Federation of MS Societies in 1961, has dedicated much of her time and energy to helping her brother and the Society. The MS Society was formed to sponsor research and care for patients. The Society is a not-for-profit health and disability care organization committed to reducing the impact of multiple sclerosis on individuals, families, carers and finding a cure.
Research into the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis is progressing faster now than ever before. Over the last few years, treatment has become available that, for the first time can help people with MS manage their symptoms. It is expected that continuing research will eventually lead to a cure and the eradication of this debilitating disease.
If you would like to do something of value this year, consider a donation to the MS Society.President and CEO or
BBC News-Health: MS Reversed in Lab
WA News: Solution for MS?
Views expressed here were not solicited by Shirley or the MS Society and therefore should not be assumed to have their endorsement
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