Welcome to the Wipe Out MS website that is the year round home of Team Wipe Out MS. Since 2009 we have walked to fund raise and bring awareness to multiple sclerosis in the Walk MS: Central Oklahoma event; once known as the Oklahoma City Walk MS. Also we have walked in former Edmond and Stillwater Walk MS events.
Multiple Sclerosis also known as MS, is a disease of the central nervous system. It strikes many times suddenly with very little warning and affects an estimated 400,000 Americans. That 400,000 number is about the same as the population of Tulsa Oklahoma.
Since 2008 when I was diagnosed I’ve encountered several people that were devastated at their introduction to MS.
- One in their 20’s suddenly collapsed as if they had a stroke.
- Several others went to bed feeling normal, only to wake in the morning and finding they were either blind in 1 eye, couldn’t walk or were partially or totally paralyzed.
As an American your odds of getting Multiple Sclerosis is 1 in 750.
Every hour of every day another person is diagnosed with MS in the United States.
MS is the number one disabling disease of young adults, according to the National MS Society. And the third leading cause of disability in adults according to the MS Center in Denver Colorado.
While you can’t catch multiple sclerosis (MS) from someone that has the disease no one is immune.
Sadly there is “No Cure“
The average cost of treatment is $69,000 per year. My cost in medications is $74,400 per year. This doesn’t count doctor appointments, MRIs, blood tests and the list goes on.
Please check out this website, follow me on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter to learn more.
Team Wipe Out MS and Wipe Out MS that includes this website is a Glass Aid project and is not affiliated with the National MS Society.
“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or what you accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” – Danny Thomas