By making a donation you are supporting Western Australians living with a neurological condition
From people newly diagnosed through to those who require more specialised care in our high support accommodation facilities, your support helps us provide:
Specialist services and support for people at every step of their journey
Respite, outreach and high support accommodation centres across WA
Funding for world class research both in WA and overseas into causes, treatments and cures
We’re grateful for the generosity of thousands of Western Australians who make donations to MSWA every year. Read personal stories about how your donations have helped change the lives of our Customers in so many ways.
Every donation, no matter the amount, makes a difference.
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Help Matt to walk hand in hand with Willow
Today and every day, MSWA proudly supports people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). In our feature story, read how your donations are supporting Matt, who is living with MS.
At MSWA, we believe that by investing in neurological research, we will one day find the cause, better treatments and a cure for MS.
Your donation will help us to continue this important work and give hope to people like Matt Nichols to one day walk hand in hand with his daughter Willow.
Matt was diagnosed with MS at 33
Now, at 45, he is a single parent to his seven-year-old daughter, Willow. The services Matt receives are extremely important to maintaining his quality of life and independence.
Thanks to MSWA, he can continue to look after Willow and do other things he loves.
“MSWA have been there for me every step of the way. With your help, MSWA can continue to invest in neurological research and provide support for more people living with MS. Thank you for your donation, it really does make a difference.”
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.
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.