REPOST: @mssocietycanada "I’m definitely a hug guy, my friends and family can attest to that, so Hugging It Out for MS is right up my alley! To me, a hug symbolizes two people bonding, or showing their appreciation for each other – that they’re there for one another through more than a simple handshake.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world, which means that practically all of us know someone who is affected by the disease. My uncle was diagnosed with MS 15 years ago, and he’s had to leave his job since, a tough decision because he loved his work.
I made the decision to attend medical school and I’ve dedicated my studies to, hopefully one day, help those affected by MS. I want the MS community to know that I won’t just be there for them as a doctor because it’s my job – I want them to know that I’ll be there because I genuinely care, and they can trust me when I give them advice.
I’m hugging my school books in this photo, because if we’re going to be spending a lot of time together for the next few years, we might as well be bonding in the process! Join me and #hugitout4ms Take a photo of you hugging someone (or something) and challenge your friends to do that same, and don’t forgot to make your donation.” – Sam
Visit www.hugitout.org for all the details!