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The North Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in North Florida and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.


Rhea Eshelman Memorial Fund

June 11, 2013

Long- time friend of the  Rhea Eshelman has passed away on June 7, 2013.  Rhea was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, daughter and friend.  She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.  A Memorial Mass will be held in her honor on Friday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, located at 3383 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL, 32277.  Rhea’s obituary will be in Wednesday’s edition of the Florida Times-Union or online at  In lieu of flowers, her family has requested that donations be made in her memory to the National MS Society North Florida Chapter.

Rhea Eshelman Memorial Fund

A link to Rhea's obituary in the Florida Times Union can be found here.

About the North Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The North Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was founded in 1973 and provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 18,000 individuals residing in 34 counties of north Florida who are affected by MS annually. The North Florida Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 350 National MS Society research projects worldwide.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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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