Friday, May 7, 2010

MS Walk 2010 Part 3

Together, CraniuMS crossed the finish line! Once the walk was finished we found hope for a new tomorrow. We celebrated not only making our goal, but exceeding our goal and raising $11,619.83 to help the National MS Society address the challenges of each person whose life is affected by MS.
To celebrate our achievement we took some time out to enjoy some lunch complements of Papa John's Pizza!
Thanks to your donations some of our team members were able to raise over $1000 each, which earned our team a special spot in the exclusive "VIP Tent"! And last but not least, what would a walk around Minnehaha Park be without a visit to Minnehaha Falls!
Last year i set out to take the reigns against a disease that blindsided my husband and I. It has been 18 months and 16 days since the initial diagnosis in our family, and since then two more diagnoses have followed in our immediate family. Without the awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, i believe many people will continue to go undiagnosed and without the proper treatment to modify the disease course. The response of the team CraniuMS that we built to help aid our fight has been nothing short of incredible, and the dedication of our mission in this years walk has left our hearts touched in a way that cannot be described.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Thank you all for being beautiful.

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