Friday, February 27, 2015

Get Ready to Wobble!

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month.  

You know what that means, right? It's time to wake up the Wheeler's Wobblers MS Walk team and get ready to wobble!

From your interactions with me or others with MS, you are already aware of the debilitating effects of this disease, including blindness, debilitating fatigue, muscle weakness, cognitive impairments, numbness, tingling, and muscle spasms.  And those are just the symptoms I have experienced.  There are many more.

There is still no cure, but medications to slow the progress have seen a marked improvement in the last few years.  Currently, I am benefiting from one of the newer medications and am now able to walk without a cane or walker, and am able to stand long enough to carry on a conversation with you.

Not everyone has been so lucky, so I’m continuing to raise money for research and for programs to help others who live with this unpredictable disease. My walk team, the Wheeler’s Wobblers, will again participate in two of the Delaware MS fundraising walks in Wilmington (Saturday April 11, Riverfront) and Newark (Sunday May 3, Buffalo Wild Wings).

Will you join us? If you can’t walk 3 miles (I can't), then join me at the finish lines to cheer.  We ask that you raise a minimum of $25. There are prizes for higher fundraisers, of course.  If you can’t join the team, then consider a tax-deductible donation to show your support.  And if you’ve already joined or donated, I do thank you for your generosity.

Regardless, remember our team motto: “Wheelers wobble but we don’t fall down thanks to your support!”

To join or donate via credit card, go to one of these walk sites:

Thank you!  Joan Wheeler