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.

https://www.koco.com/article/moore-woman-diagnosed-with-multiple-sclerosis-turns-roadside-trash-into-art/23767205

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.

Needs & Deeds: Bike ride is part of efforts to stop MS in its tracks

“Bike MS is an experience grounded in camaraderie that brings together cyclists of all levels for one reason — to create a world free of MS,” Linda Bates, president of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s South Central chapter, said in a news release. “Funds raised from this event support cutting-edge MS research as well as programs and services for people living with MS in this community.”

Bike MS: Oklahoma Ride is one of nearly 80 rides across the country hosted by the National MS Society. This year, more than 80,000 people are expected to participate in Bike MS nationwide.

 

https://newsok.com/article/5604228/needs-deeds-bike-ride-is-part-of-efforts-to-stop-ms-in-its-tracks

One month to go for Bike MS Oklahoma.

Special thanks to Primal and The Pickle Juice Company.

As of October 2016 according to the National MS Society there were 4344 people living in Oklahoma with multiple sclerosis

Oklahoma City, OK – HURTS DONUT RUN

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Hurts Donuts invites you to participate in the Hurts Donut Run! Beginning at 9am. This event is open to persons of all ages and abilities. Come to run (or walk) the course with your friends and family and enjoy a spring morning while celebrating Hurts Donut Company!

A delicious Hurts Donut will be waiting at the finish line. Freshly brewed coffee will also be served along with other refreshments. RUN TIL IT HURTS!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the MS Society.

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Attention all runners living in Oklahoma, particularly those in Oklahoma City here’s your chance to help the estimated 4,400 people living in Oklahoma that have MS. Some of the proceeds from this 5K run will be donated to the National MS Society Oklahoma Chapter.

I would also like to thank the people of Hurts Donut, for their support of Walk MS OKC this year and sponsoring this event.
Their donuts are awesome!

Turner Falls Oklahoma Jigsaw Puzzle

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4,344 of the 490,616 Americans that have MS live in Oklahoma.

Source: National MS Society 10/2016.

Heat Sensitivity – Many people that have MS are heat sensitive, this means when exposed to heat (summer) their Multiple Sclerosis symptoms get worse.

Each person’s path with MS is unique, as a result not everyone with Multiple Sclerosis will have this medical condition.

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Elk Mountain Oklahoma Jigsaw Puzzle

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MS Fact: Approximately 400,000 Americans have Multiple Sclerosis and every hour of every day another person is added to that 400,000 number.

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Point of View: Support for medical marijuana access based on facts | News OK

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Fact: Majorities of doctors and patients support legal access to medical cannabis. According to a Jan. 11, 2018 nationwide Quinnipiac Poll, 91 percent of voters say marijuana ought to be legal for medical purposes. An estimated 70 percent of practicing physicians agree with this position, according to a 2014 WebMD survey.Fact: Cannabis possesses an extensive history of human use dating back thousands of years, thus providing us with ample empirical evidence as to the plant’s relative safety and efficacy. Moreover, the marijuana plant is one of the most studied biologically active substances of modern times. This extensive science has established its relative safety and therapeutic efficacy for various patient populations.

As acknowledged by the esteemed National Academy of Sciences, “There is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis and cannabinoids are effective for the treatment of chronic pain, in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and for improving patient reported multiple sclerosis spastiity.” A search on PubMed using the term “marijuana” yields more than 26,000 scientific papers referencing the plant or its constituents. This totality of peer-reviewed research is far greater than that which exists for most conventional pharmaceuticals, such ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Fact: Majorities of doctors and patients support legal access to medical cannabis. According to a Jan. 11, 2018 nationwide Quinnipiac Poll, 91 percent of voters say marijuana ought to be legal for medical purposes. An estimated 70 percent of practicing physicians agree with this position, according to a 2014 WebMD survey.

Fact: Thirty states and Washington, D.C., permit physicians to recommend marijuana therapy by state statute. Some of these state-sanctioned programs have been in place for more than two decades. Overall, these programs have been successful. Contrary to Blake’s claims, medicalization has not led to increased teen marijuana use or access, according to dozens of peer-reviewed studies. Nor has it adversely impacted traffic safety. According to a 2016 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, “[O]n average, medical marijuana law states had lower traffic fatality rates than non-MML (medical marijuana law) states. …. Medical marijuana laws are associated with reductions in traffic fatalities, particularly pronounced among those aged 25 to 44 years.”

Numerous studies further conclude that legal cannabis access mitigates opioid abuse and mortality. Data published in November in The American Journal of Public Health reports a 6.5 percent decrease in monthly opioid deaths in Colorado following the enactment of retail cannabis sales. Data published in JAMA Internal Medicine reports that medical cannabis legalization is associated with year-over-year declines in overall opioid-related mortality, including heroin overdose deaths, by as much as 33 percent.

Fact: We know enough about cannabis, as well as the failures of cannabis prohibition, to allow people the option to consume a botanical product that is objectively safer than the litany of pharmaceutical and recreational substances it could replace. That is why in June, voters will approve SQ 788 and amend Oklahoma law in a manner that comports with available science, public opinion, and the rapidly changing cultural and legal status of cannabis.

via Point of View: Support for medical marijuana access based on facts | News OK

On June 26, Oklahoma voters will decide whether the state will join a majority of states that have legalize medical marijuana. In voting yes they  will be helping the 3,400 living with MS.

Having Multiple Sclerosis myself and dealing with spasticity on a daily basis I would like the opportunity try legally marijuana to treat it. I know of others that are using marijuana illegally to treat this condition; by making it legal it would eliminate the risk of compounding their problem of MS with facing jail time.

The above facts I believe to be accurate and should help address concerns that some have about legalizing marijuana for medical use.

I ask my fellow citizens of Oklahoma to vote “Yes On 788” and legalize medical marijuana.

Bricktown Canal Water Taxis Oklahoma City Jigsaw Puzzle

MS (multiple sclerosis) is an unpredictable autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. No 2 people with MS may have the same issues. As an example while 1 may have numbness in a foot, another my be blind and still another may be paralyzed.

About 400,000 Americans have multiple sclerosis which is approximately the population of Tulsa Oklahoma.

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