I intend this blog to be a mixture of my personal experiences with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and news related to MS. Hopefully, I can shed an optimistic light on MS even though it is difficult to be an optimist living with MS.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nothing Compares

I have been doing some MS-related research today, but after my last post discussing a potential cure (Research Only Ends with a Cure), no news really compares.  I just cannot seem to get excited about more research into the relationship between MS and Epstein -Barr virus and Vitamin D (see this article), or the prevalence of CCSVI in MS patients (see this article).  It just doesn't get my juices flowing quite the same way as the article discussing the research in mice that tends to show scientists may have discovered the chemical driving force behind MS.  Maybe it is just because I am tired today, or maybe it is because I am so excited to learn more about this potential cure, that nothing else seems as interesting.

In other news, I received an update today on Jabeccawalk (see Getting Involved and an MS Competition).  This is what the email I got said:
For the past four years Cranford, NJ brother and sister Jarrod and Becca have been planning their hike along the Appalachian Trail. On March 21 they embarked on Jabeccawalk: End to End for MS Hike, with a mission of raising $10,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. This 2,181 mile journey will take them from Georgia to Maine over the next three months.
As they spend time hiking through North Carolina and Tennessee along the trail, their route includes the the long climb of the Stecoah-Cheoah mountain area and many steep ups and downs from a low of 1,725 feet to over 5,498 feet in elevation.
To contribute to their cause, visit this page.  It is so great what they are doing! 

Well, I think I am going to go relax now.  Hope everyone is well!

1 comment:

  1. I wanted to post this quick comment before clicking on the links to that article. Sounds unbelievable. Thanks for the updates. Nicole