As a neurologist and Director of the Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction Service and the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the St. Louis Veterans Administration Hospital and longtime volunteer with the Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society, I am intimately familiar with the realities of living with multiple sclerosis. That is why I am very pleased to announce that $4.5 million has been appropriated for continued MS research through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. The research being conducted by this program is funded through the Department of Defense and will serve to benefit the 28,000 veterans living with MS, as well as every other life touched by the disease.
This is an excerpt from a December 31, 2009 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read the full Letter to the Editor.