Stevens Point woman reaches out to help others with MS

STEVENS POINT (WAOW)– In recent months, Annette Huston of Stevens Points has raised $5500 to battle multiple sclerosis.

Doctors diagnosed Huston with MS in1995.

The disease causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body.

Symptoms may include: fatigue, numbness or walking problems.

“I feel like if I have this disease–I can make something good out of it,” Annette Huston says.

Fantastic work Annette and thank you for what you’re doing to support MS research.

Glasgow man, 30, with multiple sclerosis to take on Arctic trek for charity

Scott, who was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2015, will travel nearly 66km in temperatures of as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius.

He said: “Since being diagnosed with MS four years ago my motto has always been to ‘Challenge MS’ and I can’t think of any bigger challenge than the arctic trek.”

“I want to take advantage of this period of stable health that I am going through. Something I have learned from living with MS is that this can change at the drop of a hat.

Good luck Scott on your venture.

He is right multiple sclerosis can change on a dime as you can be walking one day and in a wheelchair the next day.

7-year-old Farmington Hills girl organizes bike-a-thon to fight MS

Amelia Nordhaus, 7, of Farmington Hills, is excited about her third annual bike-a-thon to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

For the first time this year, she’ll be riding without training wheels, says her mom, Tanya.
Amelia Nordhaus is an awesome young lady; she’s setting an example for adults. This is her third year of having a bike-a-thon and is a leading fundraiser for the National MS Society in Michigan.

Thank you, Amelia keep up the good work.

The Horse Can Walk for Me:’ Battling Multiple Sclerosis on Horseback

And just a few years ago she knew something wasn’t right. “2.5 years ago I stated having a lot of weird symptoms like numbness in half my body. I lost a lot of mobility and couldn’t talk right – couldn’t think right,” says Landris.

Being on the horseback makes her feel like her old self. “It’s one of the things that makes me feel like I used to feel – makes me feel like the same person I was,” says Landris.

Liberty and her long-time friend Denise Rooker are hosting their annual Run Walk or Trot for MS again this year, benefiting MS research at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This is a touching and inspiring story and how Liberty Landris has multiple sclerosis and her love of her horses.

She’s going to have her own fundraiser and I like the title Walk Run or Trot for MS.

Man with MS running the London Marathon hails benefits of exercise while living with incurable condition


Tom Cutts, 27, will run his first marathon on Sunday to raise funds for Colchester charity MS-UK after being diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS, which affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

Since his diagnosis in October 2017, Mr Cutts has faced symptoms including chronic pain in his face, bowel issues, balance problems, and bouts of depression.

But the former semi-professional footballer, who vowed to run the marathon on the day of his diagnosis, told the Standard running has helped “take his mind off things” over the last two years.

This is an inspiring story of grit and determination to accomplish something with MS. Congratulations Tom, on reaching 162% of your goal.

Local electrician in the race to help fight MS at cycling event


For his sixth consecutive year, Mr Manix, who is living with MS, aims to raise more than $20,000 with his team called “Manlec” by cycling in the 100km ride.

Describing the ride as “a short struggle for a potential long-term solution,” Mr Manix said he participated each year so that there could be funds raised and put towards supporting Queenslanders like him, who are living with MS.

“As a community, we don’t want people living with MS to feel like they have no support or options due to lack of funds, and therefore I want to support MS Queensland to ensure they have enough funding to do so,” Mr Manix said.

“Even though I’m not an ardent cyclist, I know that the Brissie to the Bay Ride is such a great cause and I love the concept of friends and family coming together as a community.”

Marking its 29th year in 2019, MS Queensland Executive General Manager Fundraiser Daniel Lalor said the event was one of the organisation’s largest and most important fundraisers of the year.

Great job Scott good luck with your ride.

Longhaulpaul raises $18,500 for MS Charity on Yamaha Star Venture


Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, which has a corporate office in Marietta, congratulated Paul Pelland, also known as Longhaulpaul, for setting his third world record by riding a 2018 Yamaha Star Venture for 24 straight hours on a dynamometer, while raising $18,500 for Multiple Sclerosis charity, MS Views and News Inc.

The Longhaulpaul “Nonstop to Nowhere” event was broadcast live on Facebook in a telethon-style fundraiser as Pelland rode his 2018 Yamaha Star Venture motorcycle at freeway speeds on a dynamometer for 24 straight hours with no rest breaks or stops. Pelland traveled an estimated 1,674 miles.

The event featured Pelland playing guitar, eating bugs and raffling $3,600 worth of prizes, all while seated on the motorcycle.

Thousands of viewers from around the world tuned in throughout the broadcast, with hundreds of donors contributing $18,500 to MS Views and News. The donations will fund educational programs for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

After being diagnosed with MS himself, Pelland began a million-mile journey raising awareness and funds as he toured the country on his motorcycle. After six years, he has ridden 350,000 miles, raised $150,000 for charity and has shared his story with over 250 audiences across the country.

I’ve been seeing for several years now what Long Hall Paul has been doing to raise money for the MS community.

Once again I would like to say thank you both Yamaha supporting Long Haul Paul and Long Haul Paul please keep up the great work.