My name is Andrew. Like many people, I have a family member, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis – an unpredictable and indifferent, life-changing disease that affects the central nervous system. It is a chronic and unrelenting enemy, attacking our loved ones – like Parkinson’s and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), we could only just hope there was a cure for this disease.
But, with hope, this can all change in the future. As a member of Team, I am raising funds for the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (“Tisch MSCRNY”). Tisch MSCRNY is the largest independent MS research center in the world. The Tisch researchers are engaged the struggle against MS, alongside patients, who fight the disease each day. Together patients and researchers are working on groundbreaking investigations into the cause of MS – trying to better understand how to defeat it with better tools and techniques.
And the researchers are developing new regenerative strategies, using stem cell therapy, for repairing the damage done by the disease in patients who are unresponsive to standard treatments – people, who now deprived of the ability to walk, to hold their child, to dance, to pursue careers… People, like my cousin Katie, who was diagnosed with MS in her mid-twenties. It is hard to describe, but her husband and her family would move the earth if this would make her well.
If you’re here, I am appealing to you because this research may lead to stem cell therapy, which could bring relief to all of the Katies of this world. It could lead to innovative medical therapies for those suffering from Parkinsons and ALS. It would be something that is truly miraculous.
Please, donate what you can and I promise after I have recovered from some chronic injuries, that I will ride 100 miles from Babylon, New York to the Montauk Lighthouse with my teammates… because I am Racing to Repair Multiple Sclerosis.