It is Multiple Sclerosis month for the month of May.
During the month, there are a lot of fundraisers and a lot of heartwarming stories. Check out a few of them this month, from all across the country.
Click on the photographs, and in the captions are the links to the stories about the heroes, some who have helped fundraise for MS, some who have been diagnosed since they were 17, and one who is a Boy Scout who is working toward helping people with MS.
Matthew O’Brien of Wilmington
Wilmington teen works to help multiple sclerosis patients
A Boy Scout’s sick grandmother spurs him to help others.
Matthew O’Brien of Wilmington is working to earn his Eagle Scout rank by teaming up with his Troop 29 and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. http://www.wdel.com/story.php?id=51010
Zimmerman hosts MS fundraiser at Nationals Park
The Nationals didn’t arrive back home from a grueling 10-game West Coast trip but several players still turned out to Nationals Park to support Ryan Zimmerman’s fourth annual “A Night at the Park” fundraiser.
The event, hosted by Zimmerman’s ziMS Foundation and presented by MASN Sports, raised more than $300,000 for multiple sclerosis research, not including the proceeds from the night’s silent and live auctionshttp://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130523&content_id=48411338&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
Thousands raised during Rocky Multiple Sclerosis Swimathon
Thousands raised during Rocky Multiple Sclerosis Swimathon Sam Tollasepp from the Parkie Pirates in the MS Swimathon at the CQ University pool on Saturday. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Jennifer L. Martin
A few months later I was referred to a specialist who ran the same types of tests and within a week of the results coming back I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, at the young age of 17. —Jennifer L. Martin
Prince Albert residents walk to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis
Allan Rath and Donna Mindiuk joined the Blue Cross MS Walk Sunday at the Elk’s Lodge. Rath and Mindiuk both have friends or family who live with MS. Herald Photo by Kevin Hampson