Nothing is more frustrating than the loss of mobility and independence associated with MS. Despite current medications that slow progression, this change can happen overnight. Not knowing when the next relapse will come, what symptoms will flare or how long it will last can create a sense of uncertainty.
In addition, many are facing new challenges to living and working with this life-long disease. Symptoms can be treated but the impact is as varied as the disease itself.
The Chapter strives to address these challenges with individualized attention and services for people living with MS.
David Alexander and Brandt Wilkins have established the Independent Spirit Fund with a lead gift to ensure adequate funds are available to address the challenges of people living with MS and help them maintain their independence.
David and Brandt have watched recent critical research advances with enthusiasm. However, they are acutely aware that for some, these treatments are not enough.
Through the Independent Spirit Fund they hope to give people living with MS access to vital services, equipment, modifications, and technology, allowing them to stay in their homes and remain independent.
They have challenged us to raise an additional $100,000 to fund critical services and equipment for people living with MS.
Brandt Wilkins is the current Chair of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter Board of Trustees and owner of Wet Paint Communications, a marketing communications firm.
David Alexander is a top Denver Walk MS fundraiser and owner of David Alexander Design, an interior and event design company.