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Today, the 6th of June 2007 - Day of Hope for the Multiple Sclerosis Society from Oradea and its members - who organized a march aiming to inform the locals and not only about this condition and the difficulties those affected with it have to face on a daily basis, because Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults.

Younger and older suffering people - some in wheelchairs, their families, the society's members and several volunteers marched in silence and dignity through the city center, carrying banners with:

Multiple sclerosis - condition affecting the young adult

Multiple sclerosis - the condition with a thousand faces

ACCEPT US - WE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU


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Multiple Sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is a chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system. MS can cause a variety of symptoms, including changes in sensation, visual problems, muscle weakness, depression, difficulties with coordination and speech, severe fatigue, cognitive impairment, problems with balance, overheating, and pain. MS will cause impaired mobility and disability in more severe cases.

Multiple sclerosis affects neurons, the cells of the brain and spinal cord that carry information, create thought and perception, and allow the brain to control the body
(... read more here).
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For those of you interested to contribute or help in any way, here are just a few links - even though i'm sure you will find one closer to you - wherever you are - in no time.

Multiple Sclerosis National Society Romania
Multiple Sclerosis Society UK
Ligue francaise contre la Sclerose en plague
Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla
Deutsche Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft
National Multiple Sclerosis Society US
Multiple Sclerosis Australia
Multiple Sclerosis International Federation

Thank you!

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