MS – The Cost of It All
Did you know that researchers are working hard every day to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis??? This takes time and funds to make this happen.
Let me give you some figures as found from the National MS Society website:
Over $36 million is applied to research annually!
It costs on average for ONE MS patient $69k each year – THANK GOODNESS FOR INSURANCE!
How does your money help out? Besided research, here are some other ways your money is applied:
$75 – Gets basic ramp access for a home
$100 – Gets an MS patient bathroom safety grab bars
$250 – Proved a window air conditioning unit – MS people react to heat
$400 – Manual Wheelchair
$1,600 – Access modification for a vehicle
$1,800 – Scooter
$3,000 – Powered Wheelchair
It costs to have this disease. Believe me I KNOW! I have a hard time with insurance, can’t imagine for those without it. My meds alone without insurance for just my MS Shot, $3,500 for 4 vials. You heard me right. I call it liquid gold in a vial. But, if it works to help slow down my progression of the disease, then it is well worth it. I am only 33 and don’t want to already be disabled. I have too much planned to deal with that!
Help us to raise funds to help others cope with MS! Every dollar is appreciated and used wisely!