I am running the Marathon to support the people with MS and HD who I have worked with and care about for the past 13 years.
The services provided by MS Waikato make a significant positive difference to the MS and HD journey for many of our clients and their families. Unfortunately, funding is an ongoing issue. With that in mind, I am running the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday 14th October for my MS and HD clients and families.
I am inspired on a daily basis by the wonderful people who I have had the privilege to work with and support over the last 13 years. On my long difficult training runs I often have to “dig deep” and I find inspiration to keep going by thinking about the daily challenges many of our clients face and how courageous and wonderful they are while facing these challenges.
Please do support me with my run; every little bit helps and our clients in the greater Waikato area will benefit directly from your donation.
MS Waikato provides support services to people affected by Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's Disease and allied neurological conditions. Established in 1963 MS Waikato provides support services that would otherwise be unavailable to our clients and their families.
Our staff works closely with people who are newly diagnosed, supporting them with reliable, robust and up to date information together with symptom management strategies for themselves and their family. This is undertaken as soon as possible after a diagnosis, we continue with information and education whenever it is needed. We work hard to support our people when they are unwell, are often the link between them, the hospital and community services, offering suggestions and pathways for care and support. We support clients at appointments with health providers and other related organisations, like WINZ. Our clients are supported with all aspects of life that their condition may affect; sometimes this is through being an advocate with other agencies.
MS Waikato also provides education to other health professionals; offers in-service education to resthomes and community living homes and works hard to educate the general public.
Our service provision covers the greater Waikato and homes visits are provided as necessary from Whitianga to Taumaranui.
To assist with ongoing support services for clients and their families within in our region.