Why do they do this? Because, like many young children growing up in families living with multiple sclerosis, Mitchell and Hannah face a myriad of fears and misconceptions about their Dad’s disease on a daily basis.
It’s why our MS Education Program, with its many family-based activities and support programs, is so important. The challenges and emotional highs and lows families living with multiple sclerosis face are endless. We need to be there to help them through.
Matt’s multiple sclerosis symptoms have progressed dramatically in the few short years since Mitchell and Hannah were born. Today he needs his four-wheel walker, his wheelchair or his motorised scooter to get around. So it’s no wonder his kids worry about their beloved dad.
“The MS education program is critical to making sure people are making informed choices and have the right tools, the right information, the right techniques when they’re going to talk about multiple sclerosis with care givers, care providers, employers, friends, family and importantly kids,“ says Matt, whose whole family recently attended our first MS family day at Taronga Park zoo.
Right now, we have such a demand for MS to host many more family education days that those we do hold are quickly filled. It’s heart-breaking to tell such families that we have no room for them. As we receive no funding to facilitate such vital support to families, we must rely on the generosity of caring people like you to be able to do so.
Please give as generously as you can so the MS Education Program can host as many future family education and support days as possible.
Your kind gift will help a family in real need.
With warmest regards,
Chief Executive Officer, MS