I’ve shared some posts about recent twists and turns in life…as you may know, earlier this year, our then, 15 year old son began having vision problems and headaches. What we thought would be a simple trip to the eye doctor, turned into a roller coaster of medical madness. On May 1st of this year, our son (now 16) was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
For years, MS was considered an “Adult” disease with doctors reluctant to diagnose and treat a child with MS. Those standards are changing as it is estimated that approximately 8,000 – 10,000 CHILDREN in the US, suffer from MS. Since his diagnosis, we have been in contact with another Central Texas family feeling the heartache of MS…age 15. Ironically, diagnosed the same day as our son.
Through this time, the good people at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society have been an amazing resource and compassionate ear. All of their services are offered free to persons suffering from MS and their families/caregivers.
Our family formed Team: Hopper’s Heroes and is participating in this year’s Walk MS in Austin. Obviously, this cause is important to me, so I’ve set my personal goal at $250 with our team goal of $1,600 – that’s $100 for every year of the age at diagnosis. I hope you will consider making a donation on our behalf?
Every little bit helps people impacted by MS.
Make a donation at: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=24168&team_id=397666
Blessings to you and yours!