Brenda, otherwise referred to as my ‘right arm’, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in her mid 20’s. Her first symptoms were crippling – causing her to lose all mobility on her right side. Being tenacious, Brenda soon taught herself to write with her left hand and steadfastly refused to let the disease impact her daily life. Over time, with the help of steroids, Brenda was very fortunate in regaining full mobility and she now boasts the acquired skill of being somewhat ambidextrous! Brenda has had the occasional ‘flare-up’ over the years which have a tendency to occur when she is under stress. To help protect her health, we have arranged for Brenda to work from home. Whilst we are delighted that she is coping well, we remain very aware of the long-term crippling effects this disease can have on many sufferers.
MS Research Australia is run by a small team of individuals who are dedicated to funding, coordinating, educating, and advocating for MS research as part of the worldwide effort to solve MS. By keeping overheads low, they help to ensure that more of each fund-raised dollar can be directed to relevant research projects. We are proud to support research that aims to find a cure for this disease.