We always love hearing from you, but there are some messages that stand out a bit more than others.
And these particular emails make me stop and think, “What can we do to have a larger impact.” Reason being, these emails have to do with multiple sclerosis.
Early this week a note came from a mother sharing that her son was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2002, and since then she’s volunteered and participated in many events related to the cause. Recently she walked 30 miles for Philadelphia’s Challenge walk, and will be volunteering in an upcoming multiple sclerosis bike ride.
It’s just amazing to see how we’re all working so hard to make a positive impact. It’s quite remarkable.
You may or may not have read my post titled “Why The Home T Donates to Multiple Sclerosis Research.” If not, the post highlights my first experience with the disease and that, like so many others, I started doing one of the bike ride benefits to help raise funds.
I’m planning to do yet another multiple sclerosis bike ride event in about a week, but this time it feels so much more special. I’m not sure if it’s because I feel like The Home T is really helping to make a difference, or if it’s because we’ve received so many letters from people sharing how multiple sclerosis has impacted their live, or someone close to them. Nonetheless, I’m excited for the ride and look forward to being surrounded by so many like minded individuals.
No matter if your volunteering, walking, riding… whatever it is, know that your effort is very much appreciated.
As always, thanks for being part of The Home T and for sharing your stories with us. It means a lot.
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In 2011, Beth Donaldson, mother of two and wife of a police SWAT officer, was busy with work and the day-to-day life of raising two children. But when she was diagnosed with MS at 40, she dedicated herself to making a difference. Now she and her husband Mike run Living MS and are launching a charity bike ride to benefit MS awareness and research.