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"national ms society" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"In our third song, come on news. New research and therapies offer hope for thousands of Washington residents living with MS northwest news radio's Bill Schwartz has more. Nearly 1 million people in the United States are living with multiple sclerosis, a chronic and often debilitating disease of the central nervous system. Every day is a different roller coaster that you go through some days I'm really energized and then there's others that I'm just one to be a couch potato. You soon Mendoza Ramos first had concerning symptoms at age 16. I had some blurry eye visions and then on the Thanksgiving time actually and so that's why I remember that clearly. Like numbness led to an MS diagnosis and techniques to prevent more severe episodes. Because it has shown that exercise also helps with MS and relapses. I've also tried to be a little bit more active physically. The University of Washington grad is now a volunteer ambassador for the national MS society, sharing ideas and support for others living with the disease. Greater northwest chapter president Larry Johnson says MS patients often face financial hardships. Society conducted a study a year or so ago that projects the annual cost of MS for a person who lives with the disease to be about $88,000 a year. Neurology and MS specialist doctor Lucas McCarthy with Virginia mason Franciscan health sees new research, which may lead to a cause and lower drug costs. There has been more excitement in talking about infections and of late, including Epstein Barr virus is a possible provoking factor for the disease and maybe even a required factor for getting MS in the future. During national MS awareness month, the greater northwest chapter in Seattle offers many speakers, meetings and fundraising walks to help. I'm Bill Schwartz, a longer conversation, 7 o'clock Sunday morning in northwest news radios, puget sound now
"national ms society" Discussed on Secrets to Win Big With Arjun Sen
"Maybe i have the courage to to make such a big shift How to pouted. I go from being a national partner at kpmg to you. Know to stepping out and being an entrepreneur and starting your own business so you trump you brilliant especially successful national narrow cockpit you add up one of the top in the walking or one of the biggest names. How do you find it right. Hope you get your chance. They you grew something. Bigly yourself you have to walk away from everything else. No getting such dots here moment. Get that opportunity. The transition do create agree presley. Strangely enough it was. It was by having a coach. You know i. I never in. My wildest dreams had envisioned leaving public accounting. I just assumed i would retire from that. It was the the trophy. I'd been going for for for twenty two years to to have that partner title. And and you know the prestige that went along with it and all of that in my capacity me at one point you know what was the the got me out of bed in the morning. What were the things. That had energizing engaged in staying late at night until i lost track of time. And and what were the things that you know. Got me out of bed every morning. And and i struggled to answer that question for about six months and And then one night. I was in my office was about eleven o'clock at night and i look down at my watch and i had told my husband. I'd be home an hour ago. And darn and and i looked at my calendar for the next day and i realized i had my coaching appointment. The next morning and i still didn't have answered the question. That allen capacity me allen's my co author by the way and and. I was like guys you know here. It is eleven o'clock at night. I don't really wanna leave. I'm completely engaged to. What i'm doing is could this possibly be what he's talking about and i was organizing team for the multiple sclerosis bike ride and i've been on the national. Ms society for for twenty years now. And i've had a team that i'm organized through kpmg. And then. i've carried it on even after. I have left And i was recruiting writers for the bike ride and i was recruiting people. That didn't even have bikes. Didn't matter we'd find a bike. You know and i was teaching them how to fundraise. The night was organizing training rides. And i would circle back to the slowest rider because i wanted everybody to feel like they belonged and can do it. And you know. And i germ on and i teach them how to fundraise and over the the years. My teams raised over a million dollars. for a mass and and i realized you know okay. That was a time when i was striving. That was a time that was. That was something i got to do at work. It wasn't something i had to do or needed to do. Ought to should must it was like it was a get to and It was just honored that. I could think that i had the opportunity to create a team for the firm and i am. I.
Twice as many live with multiple sclerosis than previously thought, research says
"Multiple sclerosis is a mysterious disease but we recently learned something new about it something big we now know nearly one million people live with MS in the U. S. that's twice as many as previously thought com was Molly Shannon explains why that number is so significant Morgan Smith is one of the nearly million people in the United States who lives with multiple sclerosis and she lives in a hot bed the Seattle area scientists don't know why but the four other people live from the equator the higher the MS numbers still it took two years for doctors to sort through all her symptoms and make the diagnosis my first reaction was relief as I was getting dismissed by so many doctors and I I finally had it the answer Daddy answer led to treatment for her vertigo the tingling in her hands and feet her bouts of sudden weakness and fatigue they are symptoms many MS patients are able to hide the national MS society says we all likely know someone with him as a friend and neighbor so seeing the number of patients go from four hundred thousand people in the US to nearly a million isn't a surprise but it is a call to action but when we're advocating for people in our state and local governments for better access to transportation or respite care for care givers those numbers give us more solid footing for asking for what people need it means more research dollars too right now against like annual MS walks provide much of the money for research and support just six days after she was diagnosed Morgan and Nick went to their first MS walk and it next urging they got married under the finish line arch pledging to take on her MS together I am able so I will and so there's things that she may not be able to do that I can take on and I'm a hundred percent okay without regular exercise and good nutrition along with medication help Morgan controller symptoms with imass her future is uncertain but as we learn more about the disease and the number of people living with it she is optimistic for confident there will be a key here within my lifetime