This August read to help more families living with MS
Multiple sclerosis is a neurological condition that affects more than 25,000 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
Funds raised from the MS Readathon will help fund vital support services, like professional carers, physiotherapy and speech therapy.
Family Fun Days and Family Camps provide an opportunity for kids who have a family member living with MS to spend quality time with their family, learn more about MS and bond with other kids who are sharing their journey. These families need our help, more services are urgently needed!