Imagine a World Without Multiple Sclerosis
We Can Turn This Hope Into A Cure
What is Multiple Sclerosis? Fast Facts
MS damages fragile nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Normally, tiny jolts of electricity flash through the brain, directing every movement and thought.
Nerves are like electrical wires wrapped with a protective layer of insulation called myelin. The myelin sheath covers fibers called axons — spiky branches that radiate from the main body of the nerve cell. The fatty layer of myelin shields the signals speeding from the brain down the spinal cord to the muscles and memory.
As MS progresses, the myelin frays and nerve impulses slow to a crawl, disrupting transmission of signals in the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord. Over time, neurological problems erupt as the myelin deteriorates in widespread regions of the brain.
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You can support the scientists who are finding treatments and cures for Multiple Sclerosis. Your generosity funds life changing research and support those affected and their families.
Treatment advances and novel therapies are bringing hope to the more than 2.3 million people worldwide who suffer from MS.
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We have a direct connection with scientists so we are privy to projects in all stages of research. This gives us the insight to identify projects and allocate the dollars needed to find cures. Donate generously today to make a difference for future generations and your loved ones.
Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver Tips
The most important thing you can do for a loved one with MS is to be supportive. Try these helpful strategies:
- Get an accurate diagnosis.
- Put a treatment plan in place. Be ready to switch medications.
- Create a strong support system.