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Friday, March 18, 2011

Yes, Kids Can Get Multiple Sclerosis


11-year-old from Almont Battling the Disease

Updated: Thursday, 17 Mar 2011, 3:59 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 17 Mar 2011, 3:59 PM EDT
By DEENA CENTOFANTI
WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) - Like the archeologist who discovers rare fossils, Claire Flaherty hopes someday someone will discover something else.
"I hope after we raise enough money that they can find a cure for MS," she said.
It started years ago.  She was healthy and happy until suddenly life changed.
"She had swelling in every area of the brain," said Kathleen Flaherty, Claire's mother.
"At times, you were wondering whether or not your child's going to survive," said Michael Flaherty, Claire's father.
And no doctor could figure out what was wrong.
"What we were told repeatedly by every doctor was kids don't get MS.  There's no way that children get MS," Kathleen Flaherty said.

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Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence



The National MS Society
and MS Learn Online presents...
New Feature Presentation:


A video webcast that explores...

What are the V.A. MS Centers of Excellence?
What services are available, and how is one eligible?
Therapy options
Click here to view the webcast,



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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Matching Grant Offer on the NESS L300® for People Living with MS!



People living with Multiple Sclerosis may often experience a medical condition called “foot drop” where the foot drags or slaps the ground making it difficult to walk and limiting one’s mobility. The emotional and physical fatigue may be devastating at first, but now there is hope.


Foot drop is a partial leg paralysis that prevents the foot from lifting, causing instability and making walking difficult. The NESS L300 Foot Drop System sends low-level electrical impulses to stimulate the muscles and nerves that lift the foot to assist in a more natural gait (a manner of walking).

Bioness is pleased to announce we will match a grant of up to $500* from the National MS Society OR from The MS Foundation towards the purchase of a new NESS L300 Foot Drop System.

Bioness offers affordable financing through CareCredit®, a division of GE Money, the nation’s leading healthcare financing company. Payment options include no-interest plans or low monthly payment options. CareCredit has the flexibility to work within a variety of budgets!

To find out more about this offer, please contact Bioness for additional details at 800-211-9136 option 2.


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

BIOGEN ANNOUNCES a New Support Network for the MS Patient


Balance. Treatment. Mindset. Support. Goal Tracking.
Introducing ActiveSupport for MS. Now On-Line. 


BIOGEN ANNOUNCES a New Support Network 





Dear Friends,


We are excited to announce ActiveSupport, a great new enhancement
 to our therapy support services for people living with MS. In addition to
 the other services we offer through MSActiveSource, we now offer an
 interactive on-line resource center designed to be personalized just for
 you. Now you can access programs designed to support your efforts to
 live well with MS and stay in touch with your ActiveSource Coordinator 
over the phone AND on-line!

What can I expect from ActiveSupport?

A free on-line program designed to provide additional resources,
beyond your ActiveSource Coordinator, to help support you in your
 path to living well with MS.
You can explore each of the following four areas of MS management
 and receive a personalized digital coaching guide to help you live
well with MS.
° Daily life
° Treatment
° Emotional health
° Support
We'll keep in touch by checking in to see how you're doing and give
you even more guidance as your needs grow or change.
Free tools: we'll help you pursue your goals, find support, organize
your life, keep your mind and body strong, and always give you the
option to connect with your Active Source Coordinator.

Click here to get started today!

In good health,

Your ActiveSupport Team 

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