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.”

Wende Carver
Humidity and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

"So, here I am, having a great time on vacation in the desert. Yes, desert - gets pretty hot in the daytime, but, as they say, it is "a dry hot." I feel great - fewer symptoms all around - fatigue is almost gone, cognitive dysfunction is at a minimum (I can actually have a conversation that makes sense to me AND the other person), all yucky parasthesia in my feet gone or reduced to a little tingle. All this time I am wondering if this improvement is due to the fact that I am on vacation and determined to have a good time, having cleared my brain of all worries..."

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Wende Carver
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Diagnosis & Tests

"It can be a challenge for doctors to diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS). There’s no single test that can prove you have it. And many conditions have symptoms that seem like MS. A neurologist -- a doctor who specializes in treating the disease -- should be able to help. They’ll ask how you’re feeling and help you figure out if your symptoms mean you have MS or another problem..."

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Wende Carver
Gardening with MS

"I’m writing this at the end of May after all my annuals have been planted or hung on hooks, creating an instant garden where there was only barren earth and debris. By now, my perennials have leafed out and started blooming, too. Together they bring a festival of color to the eye of anyone who passes. This is partly why I make the effort every year. For the simple pleasure a flower can bring. Not one person is immune..."

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Wende Carver
Exercising your options

"Dan Melfi was used to bicycling up and down mountains in his home state of Colorado when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009 at age 58. Now, he needs some assistance to walk—a walker, scooter, forearm crutches and, occasionally, a wheelchair. He’s a bigger advocate than ever of an active lifestyle. He goes to an MS swim class twice a week, which he enjoys because it helps him move all parts of his body without fear of falling, and he practices yoga..."

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Wende Carver