The Brain & MS

“The brain is the communication center. As the communication center for the entire body, the brain sends signals that tell the body how to move, what to do, and how to think and talk. The brain is also one of the places that multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks can occur..."

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Multiple Sclerosis & Aging

“More than once I’ve wondered to myself and questioned others about the aging population of people with MS and what adjustments to our care might need to be made. The current state of medical treatments make it possible to live longer, and although that is a very good thing it also complicates our medical care..."

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Wende Carver
Jelly Legs and MS

“Jelly legs,” “jello legs,” “noodle legs” - there are lots of ways members of MyMSTeam describe a weak or wobbly feeling in one or both legs. The leg weakness common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be the result of nerve damage, fatigue, inactivity, or signal an oncoming flare..."

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Cooling Program Qualification Application

To all of you affected with MS – the heat certainly does affect how you feel and with the humidity added to it some days are unbearable. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has sent us a “Cooling Program” qualification application to help cool you down free of charge. Just complete the  attached the application and send to the address listed on the form. We are very happy to pass this along to you. Stay cool and enjoy summer.

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How Heat Affects Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

"People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms in hot weather or when they run a fever. These temporary changes can result from as little as one-quarter to one-half of a degree elevation in core body temperature, as an elevated temperature further impairs the ability of demyelinated nerves to conduct electrical impulses..."

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MS Support Foundation proudly accepts a $5000.00 charitable grant from Crane Fund For Widows And Children
Photo left to right: Chris van Luling, Office Staff, MS Support Foundation, Donna B. Briggs, Office Staff, MS Support Foundation, Laurie Reopell, Payroll Manager, Crane, Wende Carver, President of the Board, MS Support Foundation, Judy Bombardier, Executive Director, MS Support Foundation, Front Row: Kathy Mazzeo, Accounting Manager, GL&V USA, Inc.

Photo left to right: Chris van Luling, Office Staff, MS Support Foundation, Donna B. Briggs, Office Staff, MS Support Foundation, Laurie Reopell, Payroll Manager, Crane, Wende Carver, President of the Board, MS Support Foundation, Judy Bombardier, Executive Director, MS Support Foundation, Front Row: Kathy Mazzeo, Accounting Manager, GL&V USA, Inc.

At our 10th Annual GALA Kathy Mazzeo who was our inspirational speaker and also one of our MS Support Group Members, brought two guests. One was her mother the second was a close friend, Laurie Reopell who is employed at CRANE. Laurie was impressed with GALA and the organization which led to her applying for a charitable grant from Crane Fund For Widows and Children on our behalf. We were notified last week that our Foundation was approved for a $5000.00 contribution which she presented to us at last week’s free educational program “Music Therapy and MS: Music Based Interventions for Self-Care.”

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