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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland is the only national organisation working solely on behalf of people living with Multiple Sclerosis and thousands more who share their lives.
MS Ireland provides a wide range of services and support that are often a lifeline for some 7,000+ people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Such services include the MS Information Line, a network of professional community workers and case workers throughout Ireland and the MS Care Centre. There is also an extensive branch network throughout Ireland, our 41 branches are run entirely by volunteers.
The work of MS Ireland in providing this support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis is only made possible by the valuable assistance provided by a wide range of volunteers and supporters.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.
Symptoms can include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, trouble with sensation, or trouble with coordination. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive forms). Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely; however, permanent neurological problems often remain, especially as the disease advances.
While the cause is not clear, the underlying mechanism is thought to be either destruction by the immune system or failure of the myelin-producing cells. Proposed causes for this include genetics and environmental factors such as being triggered by a viral infection. MS is usually diagnosed based on the presenting signs and symptoms and the results of supporting medical tests.
MS Ireland are having a Sky Diving Fundraiser on Saturday the 23rd of September 2017. It's taking place at Irish Parachute Club, Edenderry, Co Offaly. If you think you'd be up for it you can register here. You can secure your place with a 20 euro deposit and the total cost is just 500 euro. The proceeds of the event will be used to support the vital services provided by MS Ireland. We think this is a great cause and should be a great day out for everyone involved.
Contact : Melanie
Phone : 016781600
Website : ms-society.ie
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