Multiple Sclerosis is a disease or sickness that affects your nervous system and disrupts the flow between the brain and the body. People who usually have MS tend to be between the ages of 20 to 50. It is very rare that kids will be diagnosed with this disease, yet we do not know what is the cause of how people get MS. However, they are still doing research till this day to find out what the cause and what the true symptoms are.
For being 14, I know a lot about Multiple Sclerosis because I was diagnosed with it when I was seven years old. I never really got to be with my friends or in school as much because I was in the hospital getting medicine such as; Rituximabe which is a form of chemotherapy, Gabapentin, Steroids and much more. I missed out a lot during my childhood. I spent many holidays in the hospital and I would have to go back and forth from Midland to Children's Hospital. Sometimes I would be in there for months instead of weeks. Although, I was in the hospital many times I never really let it bring me down. We found a better place and environment for me in Dallas, so we moved here where I am doing much better!
I've been going to Children's Medical Center in Dallas since I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. According to U.S Health News, Children's Hospital is rated the top 10 children's specialty hospital. I had gone before to Cook's Hospital, but I prefer Children's more because service is more friendly, doctors are more knowledgeable of my illness and there are more activities for kids of all ages.
The MS walk is a walk my family and I have done since I was little. The walk is a lot of fun because people all around the world come to walk and participate. There's also one here in Dallas and it happens April 8th and of course it's free, but they will have tents for t-shirts, pictures, and donations to raise money. Come participate and join us to help stop MS and raise money for a cure!
One thing I bet you didn't know is Michelle Obama her dad had Multiple Sclerosis and she said "He never stopped smiling and laughing — even while struggling to button his shirt, even while using two canes to get himself across the room to give my Mom a kiss. He just woke up a little earlier, and worked a little harder.” He never let this silly disease stop him from doing anything or living his own life so, I believe if he could do it I could and anyone else can too!