Monday, March 7, 2011

One Disease, Heartbreak X 2

About 60 years ago my father started having numbness in his legs and back pains. Doctors told him it was probably pinched nerves. He had numerous back operations to try an alleviate the pain. Nothing seemed to work.

In 1975, after going to many different doctors and neurologists, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. HE suffered with it for another 33 years until he passed away on March 16, 2008. I watched him slowly deteriorate until he laid in a nursing home bed until he died.

In the fall of 2009, my daughter started feeling numbness in he legs and arms. Since she had seen my father go through the symptoms, she knew she should have it checked out. In January of 2010, after scans and a spinal tap, she too was diagnosed with MS.

We are walking in the MS Walk on April 9, 2011 in Homewood, AL. Please consider helping us raise money to fight this dreaded disease. Maybe one day she and all the other MS patients will have a cure to help them live.

Help us fight!