Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser in one month

Dianne Belcher was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2012. She has trouble walking, has numbness throughout her legs, and nerve pain. She says any donation is huge because research will go to finding a cure for MS.

"It robs me of my life. Because you can't do the things that you have been able to do . For example I have a 16 month old granddaughter. And it's difficult for me to get down on the floor and play with her. And that's very hurtful for me because if I get down on the floor I can't get up," Belcher said.

A healthy immune system fights bacteria and viruses in the body. Multiple Sclerosis is where the immune system attacks the nervous system. Five thousand people in Kentucky have the disease, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Belcher also says some people might have MS without being diagnosed with it. She says MS can have similar symptoms to other diseases and disorders. Multiple Sclerosis has four stages and not everyone shows the same signs and symptoms of the disease.

The event will be on April 20 at Middlesboro High School. Participants should arrive at 9 a.m. For more information on how to attend, Please call Nina Shoemaker at (606) 499-1987.


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