Moore woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis turns roadside trash into art

A Moore woman, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her 20s, has a passion for finding trash on the side of the road and turning it into art.

One person’s junk is another person’s treasure.

Some people who have Multiple Sclerosis do some marvelous things. I’ve read stories about them wood carving, painting and even model railroading. Becky Franklin adds another dimension to this by taking items that have been thrown away and making them into artwork.

Becky and I are 2 of the estimated 4,344 people living in Oklahoma with Multiple Sclerosis as of October 2016 according to National MS Society.

– Life Sciences- Biotechnology Novartis to Get Expedited FDA Review of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Phase 3 data shows siponimod has beneficial effects on disability, relapses and MRI disease activities for patients with SPMS ~

This is good news if you have Secondary Progressive MS. I believe this would be the first medication approved for that type of MS. Research is paying off.

National MS Society Commits $12 Million to 40 New Research Projects to Stop Multiple Sclerosis, Restore Function and End MS Forever

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has just committed $12 million to support 40 new multi-year MS research projects. These are part of a comprehensive approach to accelerate research breakthroughs aimed at stopping MS, restoring lost function, and ending the disease forever.

This financial commitment is the latest in the Society’s relentless research effort, investing a projected $35.8 million in 2018 alone to support new and ongoing studies around the world. To date, the Society has committed more than $1 billion in research funding.

Just a few of the of the new cutting-edge research projects include a study at Massachusetts General Hospital to develop a way to monitor cells that play a role in the repair of nerve-insulating myelin in people with MS; a clinical trial at New York University testing benefits of transcranial direct current stimulation to treat MS-related fatigue; and a study at the Australian National Universityfocusing on a link between the environment and how genes are turned on and off to trigger the onset of MS.

This is where at least some of the money raised from Walk MS is use by the National MS Society.

Neighbors have been helping a woman who uses a wheelchair get in bed every night for 10 years

CNN) — Kathy Felt can’t get out of her wheelchair under her own power to get into bed at night.

But the 66-year-old is a beloved figure in the neighborhood she’s called home for almost four decades. So for the past 10 years, a rotating cast of volunteers have showed up nightly like clockwork, lifting her into bed and tucking her in.

This is how folks care for each other in Sandy, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City. The nightly ritual enables Felt to avoid nursing homes and sleep in her own bed.

But the volunteers find it equally uplifting. Some 60 men are on a schedule to visit Felt two at a time. Even more neighbors want to help.

I have some great neighbors too but this brings new meaning to the phrase neighbor helping a neighbor.

As of October 2016, there were an estimated 5,600 people living in Utah with multiple sclerosis according to the National MS Society.

Runner with MS continues to defy the odds


A St. Catharines woman with multiple sclerosis has defied the odds given to her by doctors 30 years ago and will continue to do so next month as the first Canadian living with her condition to participate in the New York City Marathon.

Toosje (TJ) Fulcher, 43, will run the iconic race alongside Canada’s flagbearer, a course that is more than 26 miles (41 kilometres).

In June, she nearly completed the Niagara Ultra Marathon, making it all the way to the 35-kilometre mark toward the 50-kilometre finish.

Diagnosed at the age of 13, Fulcher received a book from her sister about an American woman with MS who competed in the famous run in the Big Apple.

Inspired by her story for so many years, Fulcher said it’s now her time.

This is an inspirational story about Toosje Fulcher, who was diagnosed with MS at the early age of 13.

Children with Multiple Sclerosis is a good reason for anyone to get involved in funding research so a cure for this nightmare of a disease can be found.

Good luck in New York City, Toosje!

As of October 2016 the National MS Society, estimated there were at least 32,386 people living with Multiple Sclerosis in the state of New York.

MS Changes Tim Barnes’s Workout Routine but Doesn’t Derail 


“As soon as my doctor cleared me to do so, I went back to the gym. I couldn’t hold a dumbbell or balance free weights on a bar, so I used machines that were stabilized and just started doing whatever I could to try to work my muscles. I did walking lunges, which were awkward, and I even fell over a few times in the beginning. I could do standing deep squats with no weight. I used curl machines and triceps press machines, as well as seated chest press so I didn’t have to worry about dropping the weights.

With Multiple Sclerosis life is all about adapting sooner or later the MS will change and you will need to make changes to counter.

As of October 2016 there were estimated 14,459 people living in North Carolina Multiple Sclerosis according to the National MS Society.

Meet the Man Riding a Million Miles on Motorcycle to Cure His Sickness – Fox21Online

“I once heard a cure for M.S. was a million miles away, so I figured I’d just go get it, and bring it back.”

Pelland has documented a third of his one million mile journey so far, landing him the nickname Long Haul Paul. His goal is to get people to follow his trek and donate money to one of the many M.S. charities he supports. Pelland has already raised over $100,000.

via Meet the Man Riding a Million Miles on Motorcycle to Cure His Sickness – Fox21Online

Thank you and way to go Long Haul Paul. More MS awareness should mean more donations and more understanding from the public.