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Help us stop the degradation of our community.

The MS Society of Canada will be:
1) selling MS Centre in Victoria, a place that many of us call home
2) discontinuing the MS Physiotherapy Program, the only of its kind in Canada and
3) disbursing programs and services to other unknown locations or online

Many of us who live with MS every day and use this centre see this as a cruel and hurtful action. Please join us in the protest and let your voice be heard by adding your comments.

This years MSAthlete swims:

  1. Great Bear Swim
  2. Swim for Peace

Please visit the sites to learn more!

An Open Letter to the City of Victoria Regarding the Future of Crystal Pool
I have recently become aware that you will soon be making a decision regarding the future of Crystal Pool. Before you make that decision I would like to share my thoughts on this matter with the hope that you will take them into consideration. Read more.

70km swim for MS
- part 1 – how to blow your shoulder before a big swim
- part 2 – mental gymnastics
- part 3 – a beautiful start
- part 4 – into the night
- part 5 – pushing through the last 25km

MS Philosophy: there is no such thing as a failed attempt
Every day when I wake up I think about how lucky I am that I was raised to try new things. In many was this is what makes it possible for me to live a productive life with multiple sclerosis.

MS Addiction: got dope?
There are over seventy-five drugs many of us have been prescribed for our Multiple Sclerosis. My drug of choice – dopamine – and I regularly self-medicate.

Multiple Sclerosis in the Raw – a natural state of being I find myself thinking a lot these days. Thinking about Multiple Sclerosis and if I am doing the right things to manage my disease. Not just manage it to the point of being “ok,” – I want to be more than that.

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  1. I have nominated you for a Peace and Harmony Award. I enjoy your blog so much and hope you will accept this award.

  2. Hey Susan!

    Thinking of you up there at the lake! And for the next 4 days I’ll think of you two when I wake up, eat, go to bed, etc. and I’ll be amazed that you are still swimming!! Can’t wait to watch you on the tracker as you finish the swim Sunday night. Good luck!!!

    And when you’re back and rested, I’d like to get one of the MS swim tanks from 2 years ago (blue colour) for my Dad. Not sure if I need large or X-large, so maybe you can bring both by the pool sometime in August.

    OK, get in that water!!!

  3. Support the people with MS that do not have the ability to stand up to MS Canada and save the MS Centre in Victoria…….to sell the centre without a thought of the community that will be displaced….a community of support and services to live with ms….

  4. Please sign me up to get your blog. I have MS and am inspired by your story.


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