Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that causes a breakdown in communication between the brain and the nervous system. Its symptoms include vision loss, pain, fatigue, and coordination challenges.
This condition has no cure, but with rehabilitation and other treatments it is possible to improve the quality of life of people who have it, changing the course of the disease and controlling its symptoms.
Why is it commemorated?
On the World Multiple Sclerosis Day, a call is made for people living with this condition, to share their stories and raise awareness among the general population. An attempt is also made to break down the social barriers that make people with MS feel lonely and socially isolated. It is an opportunity to promote better services and support networks.
TeletonUSA and MS
At TeletonUSA Foundation we have specialists and equipment that can benefit people living with MS. Our services are available for all children, in the traditional TeletonUSA model.