Last year, the WILATU community raised a total of $500! Thanks to all of you who helped us last year. Whether you were on that list or not, please consider making a contribution this year. Exciting things are happening in MS research. Within the last few weeks, the FDA has approved the first drug ever developed specifically to treat a symptom of MS. It's called Ampriva, and it's helping some MS patients to walk better. I haven't gotten to try it yet, but I've been in touch with my doctor and I expect to try it soon. Also, soon after the walk last year, I had two episodes pretty much back to back. (Perhaps you remember the eye patch photo?) So in October, I started taking different meds. I need to go to a doctor's office once every four weeks to get them, but two out of three people on this drug don't have episodes while they're on it. This drug is also pretty new - it's only been around since 2006 or 2007. So I feel pretty motivated to keep raising money for the MS society, which helps fund promising research projects for new, even better drugs. And one day, if we're lucky, there will be a cure.
Any contribution you can make is welcome and appreciated. Thanks much for your consideration.