Monday, July 23, 2007

Veterans Speak Out on Funding for MS Research

"We need this funding in the worst kind of way," said Buddy Hayes, the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Virginia. Hayes, a 49-year-old Chesapeake woman who served in the Army in the 1970s, was diagnosed with MS in 2003, after she lost the use of her legs. "If anybody thinks we don't need the funding, I've got two old, clunker wheelchairs in the garage. They can come and take them and see what it's like for one day."

This is an excerpt from an article that ran in the Sunday issue of the Daily Press in Hampton Roads, Va., by reporter Stephanie Heinatz. Click here to read the entire story.

Congress currently is considering a $15 million Defense appropriation that would help fund related research into the potential triggers and treatments of MS. Click here to take action on this issue.

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