Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is one of the reasons I train, and it is a very personal reason. MS strikes healthy people in the prime of life and changes their prospects forever. I know someone with MS. It is Mrs. Greyhound.

We are very lucky in a lot of ways. 75% of persons diagnosed with MS are unable to work after 5 years. Mrs. Greyhound still can, most of the time. If we had come down the road 15 years ago, there were essentially no drugs to help modify the course of the disease. Now, there are three such drugs, along with more promising research in the pipelline that really and truly has the potential to end the suffering.

I help fund the research and care to MS patients with my own contributions and by riding the the BP MS150, a charity bicycle tour from Houston to Austin. I ride today so that, someday, everyone might ride. If MS has touched you, or if you are touched by the cause, there is a secure donation link on the sidebar of this page. It will stay there until this year's effort ends.

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