Local Woman Joins Battle Against Multiple Sclerosis
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Tammy Lynard of Filer was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis seven years ago.
She says her brain sends messages that her muscles don't always get. She tires easily and the heat bothers her. Lynard takes a shot every day, but she wants to help find a cure for MS.
Lynard says, "It was kind of a shock when you first hear about it. You try to get as much information as possible. You see the neurologist, they get you on therapies, hopefully as soon as possible. Hopefully the therapies help you live a better life."
Like any other medical condition, MS can affect different people to different degrees. Lynard says one out of every 300 people in idaho have multiple sclerosis.
Lynard says, "The MS Society is great with information, they tell you how to get involved, what to do. I heard about the Walk that first year, and I met a lot of people. I found out there's a lot of people in this area that have the disease. In fact, we're one of the highest in the nation."
You can sign up for Saturday's "Walk MS" in Twin Falls online at walkmsidaho.org , or you can call 1 (800) FIGHT MS, and select option two.
Walk MS will be held this Saturday at the Twin Falls Visitor Center near the Perrine Bridge. Registration starts this Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at ten o'clock.
Walk MS is free to participate in, but the organizers encourage you to raise some money to benefit the cause.
Sept. 19, 2012.