Maddy Clark was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at just 10 years old — almost unheard of at her young age.
Now 30, Maddy has been supported by MSWA every step of the way through her 20-year journey.
MS impacts Maddy’s day-to-day life in different ways. She experiences vision problems, fatigue, spasms, and loss of mobility, with limited function in her arms and hands.
Through MSWA, Maddy accesses speech pathology, social welfare, occupational therapy, counselling, and nursing, and visits our Services Centres for other specialist treatments.
YOUR SUPPORT THIS CHRISTMAS HELPS US SUPPORT MADDY EVERY DAY.
“She’s such a good girl,” said Maddy. “She knows all about my MS and helps me a lot around the house.”
After Karla goes to school and Anand, Maddy's husband heads off to work, Maddy starts her day – going to appointments, swimming on Tuesdays, and volunteering at a nursing home on Thursdays.
“I love going there for a gossip,” she laughed.
On weekends, it’s all about family time. Maddy loves spending time with Karla, taking her out to do her favourite things like bowling, trampolining and more.
Your donation will help fund more research into MS, as well as critical support services, so Maddy can continue to share time with her family. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductable.
As Australia’s largest contributor to MS research, MSWA is committed to finding the cause, better treatments — and even a cure — for MS and other neurological conditions.
In the past year alone, we have invested $3.5M into local, national, and global research projects, but there is still more work to be done.
To find out more about our projects, head to our commitment to research page.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP US CONTINUE THIS IMPORTANT RESEARCH, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO PEOPLE LIKE MADDY, KARLA AND ANAND.
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