Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 89,000 people in the Northwest, a number that's higher than anywhere else in the world. For reasons we don't quite understand, MS also seems to strike women between the ages of 20 and 50.
Molly Jo McGuire, a young mother diagnosed with MS tells her truly unusual family situation.
Doctor Mariko Kita, Molly Jo's neuroligist from Virginia Mason, also joins us.
The 2014 "Walk MS" event in Seattle this Sunday, April 13th, at the University of Washington will connect thousands of people across Washington as they walk to raise funds for research, services, and programs for people living with multiple sclerosis.
In addition to the Seattle event, which begins at 9:00am at Husky Stadium, "Walk MS" Washington sites include:
- Saturday, April 5 - Clarkston
- Saturday, April 12 - Bainbridge Island, Bellingham, Kitsap County (Silverdale), Olympia, Snohomish County (Tulalip), South Sound (University Place) and Tri-Cities (Kennewick)
- Sunday, April 12 - Spokane
- Saturday, April 19 - Wenatchee
For more, check out these websites:
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