Governor Mead signed a proclamation earlier today declaring March 11th-17th as Multiple Sclerosis Week. Several were on hand for the event including those currently suffering from the disease.
M-S is a chronic disease of the central nervous system where the body attacks its own healthy tissue. The disease has numerous symptoms ranging from blurred vision to paralysis and blindness and more. More than 2.1 million people are affected worldwide. Right here in Wyoming, Multiple Sclerosis affects 1 out of 450 people.
Today's proclamation is small, but important piece in the battle to increase awareness about the disease and finding its cure.
If you'd like to get more information or find out how you can become involved, visit www.cureMSco-wy.org.