MS Walk 2010

This is Tracie. Beautiful right? Inside and out...


The best friend I could ever imagine. She "gets me" and loves me anyway. She is there for me no matter what I need...a hug, a coffee date (which she knows means cocoa & pound cake for me), endless silly Twitter conversations, sharing our deepest thoughts & secrets, a chick flick in pjs...you get the drift, right?


And she can make me laugh...like a freak (and yet I'm still sharing the pic...that's how much I love her!)


She loves all my children, but the bond she and EJ share is super duper strong!!! EJ knows she can ALWAYS count on her Godmother (especially for hugs and candy)!


Last July Tracie was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I could go on and on about the way it affects her, but she really wouldn't like that too much. In addition to being a great friend, she is one of the strongest people I know and I find I have to beg her to complain! Let me just say this...MS sucks! Her symptoms, the side effects, everything about it!

Tracie injects herself with medicine every other day to prevent her MS from progressing, but at this time there is no cure. As you might expect, cures take research and research requires money! Approximately 400,000 Americans have MS, and every week about 200 people are diagnosed. World-wide, MS affects about 2.5 million people.

This April, we (me, tracie, her family & all our besties) will be participating in Walk MS and we truly need your support. Please help us raise very needed funds! If you'd like to help, please consider a donation or join our team and walk with us.

Donating is easy. Simply click here to make an online contribution. Any amount you can contribute is appreciated more than you know and will help move us closer to a world free from MS.



From the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter:
Wisconsin has one of the highest incidence rates of multiple sclerosis in the U.S., with more than 10,000 or 1-in-500 diagnosed. Besides dealing with the physical and emotional aspects of MS, these Wisconsin residents also face significant financial challenges. In fact, the average annual cost for an individual diagnosed with MS is $57,000.
tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

and i didn't want to give you my twitter pic! :)

i love you heather. simply at a loss for words right now. but with the tears in my eyes and the words in my heart, please know how very much i love you ...

trisha borkowski-dekutowski said...

you are both very blessed to have each other!!!

Sadie said...

Is there a way to donate to to your team specifically? When I clicked the link it took me to a general page.

Anonymous said...

The MS society in 1974 said "The cure is just around the corner, just send more money." Well, I sent more money. I lost three friends to MS since. Where is my money? What good did it do? I bet it helped some doctor's kid go to college. I am expire from it too. So now what? You want more money? Ha! Are you kidding?

trisha borkowski-dekutowski said...

if you don't have anything positive to say.... dont say anything!!! you're comment is absurd, ridiculous and uncalled for. if you care about MS and have done any bit of research you would know THERE ISNT A CURE....so if you have given money it has gone towards "research" to find a cure. it is ignorant people like you that need to keep their thoughts to themselves. this is my sister, my life, and her best friend... please analyze yourself and direct your anger towards something more productive. thank you.

trisha borkowski-dekutowski said...

p.s. this is a real and true disease.... if you are bitter towards the money that you feel went towards "some doctor's kid"... then that's your cross to bear. deal with it in your own way... in your own manner. leave well alone those that are have someone in their life who have MS and are trying to help and put the word out to SUPPORT MS, your negativity does not matter, as we are hopeful and have a better outlook than you!! 1974 was 36 years ago... FYI.

heather said...

I am very sorry for your loss...I can't imagine losing three friends. However I agree with Trisha that your negativity is no way to honor their memory or help others who are LIVING with MS. You have a choice...continue your negative attitude or turn that pain into positive action. I choose the later and will do everything I can to raise funds towards research so that better treatments and a cure can be found.

southern daze said...

What a lovely post! I wish I could make it out there to walk with you. Since I can't my thoughts will be with you each and every step of the way!

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