Let's kiss goodbye to MS
Sally Anne Hunter
HANNAH BENNETT’S STORY
When learning of Hannah’s diagnosis in August 2017, as close family friends, we felt that we had to something to help her raise funds to ultimately find a cure for this horrible disease. We have chosen to run the Chicago marathon on October 7th 2018 and link this to Kiss Goodbye to MS Australia. Every little bit helps and if you feel that you can give just a little something that’s fantastic. I will running the marathon with my husband Jonathan Hunter.
Hannah lives in Sydney Australia and is currently coping with this disease while studying at university. She is 21 years old:
Here’s Hannah’s story:-
“I am one of 23,000 Australians living with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system in young adults and it strikes young people in the prime of their lives. I was diagnosed in August 2017 at the age of 20. I developed optic neuritis in my left eye causing temporary blindness. This was my first noticeable symptom.
There is currently no cure for this debilitating disease. MS is an unpredictable disease that affects everyone differently, but with research into better treatments, prevention and the cure, there is hope for the 2.3 million people globally living with MS.
I have recently found myself needing to use a cane because of muscle weakness in my legs, due to a lesion in my spine. I am rarely able to drive as a result of the neuropathic pain in all four of my limbs abs my lower back. Medications and physiotherapy, have moderately assisted with my levels of pain. However there is unfortunately no way to prevent or cure this pain.
Ultimately MS stops people from moving and these foundations exist to make sure it doesn’t win. Any donations will help find the cure MS Australia (and globally) that are certain they are close to finding. Their mission is to acccelerate research targeting the prevention, better treatments and a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. MS research is working towards freedom from MS”