I'm walking 100 kms this month to leave MS behind
Support my challenge to leave MS behind!
I’m taking part in The May 50K. I will be taking on 50km throughout May and leaving my limits behind to raise funds for life-changing research into multiple sclerosis, better access to treatments and to support people living with MS in Ireland!
There are over 9,000 people in Ireland living with multiple sclerosis. At the MS International Federation and MS Ireland, it’s our mission to leave MS where it belongs, behind us.
You can now support this work in Ireland and around the world, so I’ve accepted The May 50K challenge to change lives.
Please make a donation to support my challenge.
Thank you so much!
Let the challenge begin!02.04.2023
My StoryI was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) when I was about 23. The diagnosis came just a few years after losing my mum to cancer and to say I was overwhelmed is putting it mildly. It felt life-changing. It felt lonely. It felt frightening. MS by its nature is an uncertain disease, affecting each and every one of those who have it differently. For me, I noticed something wrong when I woke up one day to see I had lost vision in one eye. The vision returned after a few months only for me to have the same experience in the other eye. This terrified me. Again it came back almost completely and another few months later I got pins and needles in my fingers and toes which over a couple of weeks became full numbness of the left hand side of my body from the neck down. After trips to the hospital and tests including a lumbar puncture, the diagnosis was RRMS.
Thank you to my Sponsors
John, Ger, David
Donna & Seamus Mcinerney
Edel & Ronan Woods
Siobhan Garrett Cooney