Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - almost

volunteer for something

I have been remiss in helping the MS Society but Saturday reminded me why I should.

I have a male friend from college who has MS - he's now in a wheelchair, living with his folks, and not doing awesome in PA

Saturday was a symposium at UT Southwestern Dallas - impressive facility. The Neurotherapeutic folks were out in force - gathering literature and information. I chatted with doctors, nurses, physical assistants, therapists, etc. - all folks interested in helping others.

The energy level was high and I felt that these folks would read the literature I handed them and use the information to help those affected with this disease. There is not a cure YET, but research and medicine keep gaining ground.

hope.......

that's a positive step

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  1. You did your part that day.
    Volunteering is rewarding on so many levels.

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  2. Volunteering sure is grand with something like that. Hopefully a cure will come for many a disease in our lifetime.

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    1. a huge part of MS dollars goes toward research

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  3. Good to volunteer. I do hope a cure will be found. It can be so debiliting of a disease.

    Betty

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    1. it affects people so differently.

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  4. Hi Joanne - yes it's always good to learn more, keep up to date, and appreciate what those with 'diseases' go through ... I went to see a friend with Motor Neurone Disease having respite at the local hospice ... thankfully he's well looked after, appreciates where he's at ... and we had a good laugh and natter ... makes all the difference.

    Volunteering and helping ... essentials in life .. cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks. Indeed some folks go through quite a struggle

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  5. It's a disease close to my heart. I should really get myself in gear to fund raise. Who knows what could be achieved with the right money and resources.

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    1. they offer a lot of exercise programs for free to folks in the area with MS. That helps them a lot since they spend money on medicines that are so expensive

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  6. Most rewarding helping people worse off than us. You did a grand job Joanne.
    Yvonne.

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  7. Good for you!!! I should really look for volunteer opportunities but it's hard for an introvert.

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    1. I was partnered with another woman so we could help each other. It was nice to chat

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  8. Thank you for your volunteer work for such a worthy cause. My sister-in-law has MS and is in a wheelchair also. She has suffered with this disease for many years.

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    1. Sorry to hear that. So many new meds help newly diagnosed but it is tough for those who've had it longer

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  9. Great job! Rewarding helping people who need it. Fingers crossed the cure will be found within our generation.

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    1. Much progress is made over the 10-15 years I've volunteered. But always more to do

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  10. I didn't know you were involved with the MS society. Good for you. I used to host a monthly meeting for MS patients. More of a support group get-together kind of thing. I supplied drinks and a dessert, and they brought a brown bag from home or fast-food restaurant. This is such a devastating disease, and even today, getting a definitive diagnosis takes way too long, and treatments are way too iffy. But it's a lot better than it used to be.

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