With Spring just around the corner, a sense of renewal, vibrancy, new times and new beginnings are in the air. Perfect timing, as it just so happens that this week – March 11th through the 17th – is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness week, the timing couldn’t be better!
For friends who may not know, Multiple Sclerosis is a life-changing disease that affects various people in uniquely different ways. MS breaks down connections, separates minds from bodies, and distances folks from the life and their friends that they have known their whole life.
Millions of people are affected by MS, not just those who are diagnosed, but their friends, family, and loved ones. As of right now, there is no cure for MS, but we can still help this process through what the National MS is calling “ Connect during MS Week”. They have started a movement of voice through connecting folks with MS all around the world. “As more connections are formed, more knowledge is shared, more questions are asked, more resources are gathered, and more hope is provided to help people living with MS move their lives forward. Every connection counts.” says the National MS Society.
Throughout the week of March 11th to the 17th, the National MS Society is encouraging everyone and anyone affected by MS to start connecting to share some of their stories, experiences, and remedies. We at Wheel:Life look forward to sharing your stories on our Wheel-life Facebook Page because, as part of our community, the knowledge that you possess could help one of our fellow friends with hard times they are going through. We strive daily to provide a well-balanced online community for folks to interact, learn, gain comfort, and much more.
Listed below are some various resources that the National MS Society also recommends as helpful “MS connections”.
This MS Awareness Week and beyond, find the power of connection and visit www.MSconnection.org. Just some of the opportunities you will find are:
- Every Connection Counts – share your story and connect with others at www.MSconnection.org. You can learn more about MS, upload your own photo and connection to share with others, download tools to spread MS awareness, or register to participate in Walk MS or Bike MS or another event near you. Whether you volunteer, bike, walk, advocate, educate, or support – every connection you create moves us closer to a world free of MS and shows your commitment to the MS movement.
- MS Connection – an online community for making meaningful connections – when, where and how you want. Visitors and members will learn about topics that are important to them, connect with others in the MS movement, find expert MS information and opinions at their fingertips, and join or start groups and discussions of their own.
- Other Opportunities to Connect – You can build connections, view and share images, video, and stories about your connections on the Society’s Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/nationalMSsociety. If you tweet you can spread the word using the #MSconnection hash tag.