It is estimated that about 77 000 canadians are living with MS. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40, we know that it can affect younger children and older adults. MS is unpredictable and can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects can be physical, emotional and, of course, financial.
The number of people suffering from multiple sclerosis in the Monteregie is estimated to be more than 3,000. The Monteregie Chapter of The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has apporximately 1,300 members of which 90% have the disease.
For more information on MS, visit www.mssociety.ca/monteregie