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Monday, October 27, 2014

Triad Organization (in Winston, NC) Helps Those Living With Multiple Sclerosis -

WINSTON-SALEM—Multiple Sclerosis, better known as "MS," is the most common disabling neurological disease of young adults in the U.S.
But there's a new program in the Triad to help folks living with the disease better cope. Ever since Brian Murrill's mom, Patsy, was diagnosed with MS in 1995, he knew he wanted to do something big to help her and others living with the disease.
“Throughout the years, we've noticed the slow progression of the disease. At one point, she had some concerns about staying active,” said Brian Murrill.
That's when the MSfit Foundation was born.
"I had a doctor tell me one time, 'If you don't use it, you'll lose it.' So I do what I can,” Patsy Murrill said.
The foundation is partnering with Winston-Salem's Gateway YWCA to develop fitness programs, like water aerobics.
"When you're in the water, there's no gravity,” said Gateway YWCA director Greg Fagg. “They're low-impact classes in the water, but it still strengthens their muscles. They're doing all sort of activities without joint pain or strength on the body."
"We offer aerobic, strengthening, balancing and aquatic exercises,” Brian Murrill said.
In addition to fitness programs,  (( - See more and watch a video, found here  ))

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