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MS FUNDRAISING!

  • By MarieMP

    My Name is Marie and I just turned 41 in Feb.  I believe I have had MS since 2003 but was not officially dx until around 2009.  I was taking copaxone but have been off all my meds for close to three years and have been stable thus far.  Over a year ago I participated in my first MS walk on the Cape 50 miles where I raised close to $1000 without a team.  I did the two day completing something I have never done before and without training.  My biggest battle at times is word finding, blank stares and major fatigue with numbing and tingling.  This yeareven though I live in MA I am participating in the MUCKFEST in Philly June 9th–my team is Mucker Puckers!  My sister is coming out to support me and the cause for a cure.  Our goal is to raise 600+ anything contribution to our team would be awesome.  I one day want to be MS FREE without worrying my children (6mos and the other 2 years) will not have me active because of MS progressing…..:)  Thanks! Marie

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  • By Laura Kolaczkowski

    That is awesome – not only the money raised, but pushing to do something you have never done before.  Muckfest? We have that here too in the Ohio Valley Chapter – it sure looks like a good time.   Good luck. Laura

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  • By MarieMP

    Thanks Laura! I am excited about doing the Muckfest…i know I will not be able to run like my partner and sister and family but at least I am grateful I can walk and do what I can.  I refuse to allow this disease to hold me back from living life…I just can’t!

     

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