To the Editor:
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2006. Every hour, someone is diagnosed with MS, a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure. MS interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving.
Since then I have become more active in MS Awareness and have become a Carroll County MS Activist through the National Multiple Sclerosis Ohio Buckeye Chapter and have been sending e-mails to State Reps about medications and financial matters with the medications and research funding.
To further my MS adventure I completed my first MS Walk in North Canton in April of this year, raising $540.00 and walked 16 miles. Now if this was not enough, last year and this year I visited the Carroll County Commissioners and asked for them to recognize the Month of March as MS Awareness Month in Ohio as signed into Ohio Law in 2006.
In 2011 I would to expand this request and venture to the commissioners meetings in Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, and Stark Counties and also once again Carroll. I would like to invite anyone with MS from those counties to join me and witness such an event. Please contact the FPS to obtain my contact information as I would like to speak with you regarding this MS 2011 goal. If you come across anyone please feel free to give them my info. Thank you and spread the word.
Edward L. Hale
Carroll County MS Activist