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Dual What a Difference a Day Makes Projects

June 16, 2014

The Ohio Buckeye Chapter is proud to share with you two What a Difference a Day Makes (WADADM) projects for the month of March. 

On March 16, eleven volunteers from Northeast Ohio Medical University, aka “HPAC’s Got Your Back”, which incorporates the Health Professional Affinity Community Program in their team name, donated their time to improve the quality of life for Jill Siegel. HPAC’s Got Your Back completed heavy duty cleaning and organizing of Jill’s kitchen, office, living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. The team even hung up her blinds and curtains. 

One of the most impactful points of the day was during lunch when Jill shared her story to the team and then the volunteers in turn shared their work and studies at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Jill was very grateful for all of the help that HPAC’s Got Your Back provided her. She was happy to get to know all of them and she loved watching everyone working as a team putting up her blinds and curtains.

As the month of March continued, eighteen students from Walsh University’s Honors Class assisted with providing another WADADM project for Jan Massouh. The team decided on the name, “Honors Class Twenty One Four, Knocking On Your Door,” which combines their graduation date and honor’s class theme into the name. The Honors Class Twenty One Four Knocking On Your Door donated their time by completing some heavy duty cleaning and organizing of her kitchen, living room, bedrooms, closets, bathroom, and garage. 

One of the most impactful points of the day was when the team transformed Jan’s spare bedroom into a newly organized art/music room. Jan’s reaction when she saw the room was priceless.  Jan was so appreciative of all the help she received from the students and she was heard several times that day saying that she knows they will all go far in life. Jan took time to talk to each volunteer individually and really connected with them when she shared her story. 

If you are a person with MS who does not have resources to complete a project around your home and may benefit from this program or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Tosh Tripi at tosh.tripi@nmss.org or 216-503-4182.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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