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National MS Society  MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.

Important #relationships take effort and energy โ€” even without the challenges of #MS. Learn strategies for navigating the dating world after a diagnosis of MS at #multiplesclerosis

"So blessed and honored to be 'wheeled' down the aisle by my dad on my wedding day. Dad's had MS for 28 years now. I recollect the things he has taught and exemplified โ€“ things I pray he continues to do so for decades to come! Dad shows what it looks like to protect and be there for his family even when he couldn't physically by caring more about us then he does himself. He shows that real men do hard things โ€“ and by far the hardest thing for a man to do is ask for help, with a smile on his face. He showed me what kind of man to marry by cherishing my mom."
~ Brooke, #WeAreStrongerThanMS #DadswithMS #MS

It's #worldemojiday ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž. Show us you best emoji face! #muckface #muckfestMS

What is Challenge Walk MS? Challenge Walk MS is a multi-day, endurance walking event series, with events ranging from two to three days and spanning 30 to 50 miles. Challenge Walk MS dares us to move beyond our limits, both as individuals and as a group. It extends beyond the challenges of the training, the fundraising, and the physical stress. Challenge Walk is about great possibilities:

The possibility that we can walk 30-50 miles in 2-3 days;
The possibility that we can raise a significant amount of money that will make a meaningful impact on people living with multiple sclerosis;
The reality that we can work together as a team, in complete support of one another, towards ending MS.
#ChallengeWalkMS #MS #EndMS

Mary's Mighty Muckers, one of our many incredible teams at @muckfest Denver. Mary, who is living with MS, is wearing her teal "I Muck with MS" bandana and leading her team.
#muckfestms #muckface #mudrun #obstaclecourse

Half-marathon runner Carol says wearing shorts while #running helps her #beattheheat. โ€œ[Like many strong women, I wonโ€™t be] intimated by the thought of others seeing my fat or cellulite. Staying fit is what is good for what is IN our bodies. #MS doesn't care what other people think; it cares what we are doing to take care of ourselves. [Running] is a great and supportive community for all, even those of us who run slowly: very slowly.โ€

When Melissa was diagnosed with MS in 1995, she was only 26 years old. She promised herself that she would do everything she could to live her life to the fullest., and found out that #exercise can be beneficial for living with #MS. As a #swimmer, Melissa joined #FinishMS to create her own challenge: Swim MS. In 3 days, she swam over 10,000 yards and raised over $1,200! Learn about how you can create your Finish MS event at #WellnessWednesday #multiplesclerosis

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Independence Day and thank you to all who have served and are serving our country. #IndependenceDay #FourthofJuly

โ€œFifteen years ago I lost my dad, John Frederick Hauswirth. He developed #MS in 1987 when I was six years old. This disease of the brain and spinal cord started affecting his ability to see and walk, so he was forced to stop working and start using a wheelchair. But rather than give in, my dad decided to fight with the help of local agencies. He did exercise therapy in the pool and on horses, and he received counseling to help him cope with this disease. While MS may have changed his life, he made sure - with a little help - that it didn't ruin it. So I'm proud to raise funds for others fighting like my dad. Because behind every need is a name. In this case, it's John.โ€ ~ Meghan, #DadswithMS

This is why we muck at #muckfestMS - to create a world free of #MS for all those affected by #multiplesclerosis! Thanks to all the muckers in New Jersey taking part in @muckfest this weekend!

"Let's talk spoons! There's a metaphor for those of us living with a chronic or invisible illness, one that better explains the reduced amount of energy available for daily living..I introduce the #spoontheory ๐Ÿฅ„ Spoons are a tangible item, and in this case, they represent the energy needed to complete certain tasks throughout each day. Every activity requires a given number of spoons, these can only be replaced through beneficial rest. Even mundane tasks such as getting out of bed and showering require a spoon. An individual with no spoons remaining has no choice but to rest until the spoons replenish themselves.
I've been running low on spoons lately. Most days it feels like my spoons are gone by the afternoon, my mental and physical pulling me to bed during daylight hours, my soul fighting that with everything it's got. Although some days the fatigue wins and I find myself burritoing in the sheets, I'm freaking happy to say, yesterday was a mental, physical, and soul win for me! There's something about nature, something about the wild, it hands me back my spoons so graciously and lovingly. I'm definitely not a fan of the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis, but when I have days like this I'm reminded to truly appreciate the sweets and the sours in I swear I'm so grateful and I feel so damn alive! Chief Mountain, the real summit this time! ๐Ÿ™ƒโ›ฐโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฃ
#changeyouraltitudeaboutMS #keepsmyelin #mswarrior #girlswhohikeco #chiefmountain #whatabeautifullife #happytobehere #makelifecount" - @dreadyperretty #regram #wearestrongerthanMS

Andrew participated in his first @bike_ms in 2011 at the request of a friend. โ€œI didnโ€™t know anything about #multiplesclerosis โ€” I just liked riding bikes,โ€ Andrew remembers. Just two years later, he was diagnosed with MS. โ€œI made a list of the good things about having MS. One of those things was I get to do #bikeMS. It became more than just a bike ride. Itโ€™s a tangible way to give back and fight this disease.โ€

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