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HELP BRING MORE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TOGETHER THIS CHRISTMAS

People living with neurological conditions can sometimes find themselves unable to do the things they used to do; isolating them from their families and friends. This Christmas help us bring our community together and bring joy to others.

Every donation, no matter the amount, makes a difference.

BRETT'S STORY

Brett Johns MSWA Customer Guitar

Professional musician Brett Johns was in the prime of his life when he started experiencing fatigue, vision impairment and a loss of balance at 43. Managing his own business, providing for his children, and going through a divorce, Brett struggled with his multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis.

He became a recluse, losing his passion for music and contact with his family.

“It was a stressful time in my life.”
“I shut the door on music and loved ones for 13 years so I could come to terms with how my life was going to change.”
Brett Johns MSWA Customer
“MSWA helped me to reopen some of those doors. I learnt to manage my symptoms and let music heal my mind and spirit once again”

These days, Brett’s cognitive functioning is slowing down, and his mobility and vision issues make everyday things challenging. But, thanks to MSWA, he now enjoys life surrounded by family and friends.

Donate today and help more people living with a neurological condition spend precious time with loved ones this Christmas.

Donate to research

MSWA is the largest contributor to MS research in Australia

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, MSWA has invested a record $3 million in the 2018-19 financial year.

Lucinda black

Your donations allow researchers like Dr Lucinda Black (pictured) to better understand the factors that contribute to an MS diagnosis, and then develop recommendations and potential treatments — findings we hope will have long-lasting impacts for people living with MS worldwide.

To date there’s very little evidence about diet and the risk of MS and disease progression. Dr Lucinda Black, Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University is investigating if a change of diet can help reduce symptoms and/or improve health outcomes.

"Many people who are diagnosed with MS would benefit from having nutritional advice, specific to living with MS. The work that I’ve been doing has been contributing to that.”

“What we’ve found so far, is that a healthy diet pattern is associated with a reduced risk of MS. MSWA has been fundamental in supporting my research for the past three years. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to focus my research in this area.”

Donate now and help MSWA to continue this important work and give hope to people like Matt Nichols.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductable.

If you have any questions about making a donation, you can email us at donate@mswa.org.au.