Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
We had so much fun searching the tide pools and the beaches for things, until we were chased by a few crabs. We were laughing so much I think we forgot about the crazy crustation's ability to eat us. Just Kidding. But Jake took forever to pick up his crab and then Amanda was chased by one and was yelling at it to *#@& off and stay away. No one else would pick up the crab but Jakey! We has so much fun. We were at Victoria by the Sea!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, we know that it affects children, some as young as two years old. The impact is felt by family, friends and by the community. MS is unpredictable, affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. There is no cure.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is here to help. No one need face MS alone. In communities across Canada, our volunteers and staff provide information, support, educational events and other resources for people with MS and their families. Researchers funded by the MS Society are working to develop new and better treatments. Their ultimate goal is the cure for MS.
Did you know ...
- Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world.
- MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.
- Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS.
- Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men.
- MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis.
- MS was first identified and described by a French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, in 1868.
- We don't know what causes MS but researchers are closer to finding the answer.