Ten years ago, Chloe Roche was rushed to hospital when she suddenly collapsed with a seizure. She had completely lost her sight and was temporarily paralysed. After a barrage of tests she was eventually diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Chloe was just six years old.
Chloe is just one of over 9,000 people living with MS in Ireland today and over the course of her life she will depend on the vital services and support that MS Ireland provides every day.
Demand for our most vital services is growing and the pressure on our limited resources is becoming overwhelming.
Chloe is now 16 years old. Her MS causes occasional spasms in her back and she often suffers from extreme fatigue but nobody knows exactly how Chloe’s MS will progress. And no one knows what individual supports she and her family will need in years to come. As her mum Louise says;
“We take one day at a time because you never know what is going to greet you.”
The one thing that is certain is that Chloe will need significant personal support throughout her life – just like the thousands of others, of all ages, who currently rely on MS Ireland’s vital services every day. That is why your loyal support is so important. By making a gift this Christmas you will be helping MS Ireland to continue to provide Chloe and everyone who faces a diagnosis of MS, with an essential lifeline of support.
MS is a lifelong disease and that is why MS Ireland’s support is a lifelong commitment.
Your gift this Christmas could help provide life-changing physiotherapy; help maintain our essential community services such as the MS Information Line and support our community worker service that helped change the lives of 2,421 people last year.
Please help to make sure MS Ireland’s most vital services are there for those who need them, where and when they need them. That is the most powerful Christmas gift you can give this year.
So please, if you can, make a special gift to this vital services appeal. You can donate here or by sending a cheque/postal order made out to MS Ireland and post to 80 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4 D04 T856
Thank you so much for taking the time to consider this appeal