“Multiple sclerosis may be a part of who you are, but it doesn’t define you.”
Every day, people do whatever it takes to move their lives forward despite MS.
Diagnosed in 2012
What is MS?
According to the MS Society, MS is a neurological condition that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Your immune system damages your nerve fibres, leaving patches of scar tissue, distorting or interrupting the journeys of nerve impulses.
Most people are diagnosed in their 40s and 50s, although it can occur at other times. Stats also show that MS is three times more common in women than it is in men.
What are the symptoms?
What makes MS particularly difficult to treat and support is the unpredictability of its symptoms. No two people have the same experience of the condition.
Symptoms can include excessive fatigue, spasms, stiffness and vision problems as well as, cognitive problems such as short-term memory and concentration issues.
Although there is no cure as such, there are a number of methods to manage the symptoms including, medication, diet and exercise.
What DO we do as a company?
Every year during Derek's birthday month of March we wear ORANGE shoe covers instead of our signature YELLOW shoe covers to raise awareness. Every customer that we visit during that month is encouraged to take pictures wearing their orange apparel with our technician while at their home and to post those pictures on social media, using the #OrangeOutMS hashtag.
For every photo taken and submitted Simmons One Hour will make a $10 donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. You can also make a donation below, your gift today will help support MS research, programs and services, and more. Please make your tax-deductible donation below.
Give now to help create a world free of MS. Your gift will help fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, and provide programs and services to help people with MS move their lives forward.