Apr 07, 2013
Cranford, NJ – Cranford resident, Aaryn Wichelns, was named one of the 2013 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walkers” for the New Jersey Metro’s Walk MS event. On Sunday, April 14 she will cut the ribbon at the 2013 Walk MS in Clark and walk her way to help to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.
MS does not discriminate, not even high school students are immune, just ask Aaryn. Last year during her junior year in high school Aaryn began to feel numbness in her forehead and experienced double vision. This episode lasted for two days. She was quickly admitted to the hospital and within three days Aaryn was diagnosed with MS.
“When I had my first attack, I was scared because I didn’t understand what I did wrong to get this disease”, says Aaryn. “I had exceptional doctors and nurses explain to me in great detail about multiple sclerosis. They stressed the importance of living a healthy life style and remaining active. As a result, I participated in my hometown Walk MS a month after being diagnosed.” Participating in Walk MS gave her a sense of peace that she was not alone. That was last year, this year Aaryn and her team (We support Aaryn) of family and friends will walk again to try to help give back to others affected by this disease.
On Sunday, April 14, 2013 Aaryn and team will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS in the 2013 Walk MS event to be held in Clark at Oak Ridge County Park. Clark is one of 12 Walk MS sites that the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society will run that day. The event will see over 12,000 participants with a goal of raising more than $2 million in an effort to create MS awareness, raise funds to support critical programs and services and help fund a cure.
For more information about Walk MS please contact: Jennifer Hivry at 800-344-4867 or visit http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org. It’s not too late to join the movement.
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 the 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 more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a movement by and for people with MS. The Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education and provides programs and services that help people with MS and their families to move their lives forward. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.
Join the movement.
Find out more at nationalMSsociety.org/njm
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