Paul Tuveson, volunteer and event participant
Paul Tuveson got involved with the Minnesota Chapter soon after his wife’s MS diagnosis more than six years ago. He volunteers, raises money and participates in chapter events. Paul recognizes the importance of raising awareness, and talks about MS and the MS Society every chance he gets, including social events with friends. He also talks about MS at work – how MS has affected him or how someone they know may get help through the MS Society.
Paul believes everyone should consider giving back to anything they benefit from, whether it is a church, civic organization, etc. He feels we live in a world where people would rather “let someone else do it.”
“If everyone had that attitude,” Paul asked, “where would we be in today's society?”
Paul says he “unfortunately” continues to acquire more friends because of MS. He hopes as times get tougher for people with MS, those who don't raise money every year will think of a way to raise $250.
“If we could add all of that to what the others are doing, we could continue to offer the programs that have been offered as opposed to watching programs being cut,” he said.
Paul is most grateful for his chance to volunteer because all the people he has met through the Minnesota Chapter. “I've come across a great group of people – from the staff at the MS Society, to the volunteers, to the spouses of people with MS, and also people who have MS.”