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DELAWARE CHAPTER MSCONNECTION MOVING TOWARD A WORLD FREE OF MS WINTER 2012 ‘Tis the season to be thankful Thank you for being a leader of the MS movement. Ever y action, ever y day, moves us closer to a world free of MS. Another year has passed in the blink of an eye. As we enter into this holiday season, the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society would like to take a moment to recognize the generosity of friends like you, who have donated money and time to the cause. In 2011, it was a blessing to have the support of thousands of individual donors, grantors, and volunteers, all of whom share the same vision of creating a world free of MS. From these contributions, the chapter successfully maintained and grew a schedule of programs and services for the more than 1,550 Delawareans living with MS, and their families. In the past year, programs and services included free counseling, a caregiver essay contest, home modifications, financial assistance, scholarships, Adventure Fund trips and so much more! To give you an idea of just how impactful your donations were to the Delaware Chapter: INSIDE THIS ISSUE Advocacy 2 Annual Meeting 7 • If you gave $25 through Walk MS, you may have funded 10 round trips on a paratransit bus for a person with MS who is unable to drive. • If you raised $500 through Bike MS, you may have funded 3 days of respite care for someone who is the fullContinued on page 3 time caregiver for a loved one with MS. This year, among several other HomeAble projects, the Delaware Chapter was able to install a ceiling lift for Kelly Griffith, a client and Walk MS team captain. “It’s been a lifesaver, and it’s so much easier on me and the people who help me. What a wonderful gift,” shared Kelly, pictured left. Research 8 Bike MS 11 National MultipleSclerosis Society Delaware Chapter

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