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Jeremy Conn: My Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

So way back in the day when I first got my opportunity to work with Scott Garceau, my wife was having some medical issues.  We went through two years of spinal taps, brain MRI’s and numerous hospital stays and doctors visits. They could not figure out what was going on with her. She had double vision in one of her eyes and it caused a ton of problems. They finally were ready to diagnose her with Multiple Sclerosis, when they found a lesion on her brain.

Once you get though the phase of ‘why me?’ you start to push forward and try to do all that you can to help the cause. The first medicine my wife received she had to take almost daily. Either she or I had to give her an injection of a medicine called Copaxone. We are unbelievably grateful for the advancements in medicine but these injections felt like bee stings. They burn going in and leave welts most of the time afterwards. Already, in just a few years, the medicine has gotten better. She now has to take injections about 3 days a week. It still has the same side effects, but now she deals with the pain a few less times per week.

It’s the efforts of all the people before us, that allow us to use this medicine and benefit from the money they raised to help fight this awful disease. My wife and I now have to do our part to help the people that have the disease currently and everyone in the future that will be diagnosed.

One thing she has done for the past few years is the Bike M.S. Chesapeake Challenge.  I usually emcee the event, but this will be my first year actually riding.

I’d like to get donations, but even if you can just share this I would greatly appreciate it. So many people are affected by this terrible disease.

Here is the link to my page.

 

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