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About Multiple
Sclerosis (MS)

This August read to help more families living with MS

About multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis is a neurological condition that affects more than 33,000 Aussies. It is a progressive condition that affects the central nervous system and interferes with nerve impulses from the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. 

MS affects people differently, common symptoms include challenges with vision mobility and speech however many are often invisible.

There is no cure, or cause however there are treatments available to help people live well with the condition.

Living with MS

Karla’s mum, Madeline (Maddy) Clark, lives with multiple sclerosis (MS). Symptoms that impact Maddy’s day-to-day life include vision problems, fatigue, spasms, trouble regulating body temperature and loss of mobility. She has limited function in her arms and hands so has full-time carers to assist her and Karla at home.

Maddy currently accesses counselling, dietetics and speech therapy, among other allied health services, both in-home and at our care centres.

Money raised from the MS Readathon help fund services and support that will help Maddie and Karla support each other at home.

Kids helping kids

All funds raised from the MS Readathon will help fund vital support and services, which include Help Lines available across the Country, MS Nursing, in-home care, speech therapy and physio, Family Fun Days including resources for kids.

MS Family Fun Days are in huge demand, for these families it is a rare chance to have a fun time, connect with other families, with all the care and support their family needs.