There is no cure for MS.
But there will be one day.
There are 18,000 people in Australia known to have MS – there’s probably more due to the difficulty to diagnose. There are around 23,000 GPs in Australia. Most of those would have struggled with the ‘neurology’ part of their university degree and many would not have diagnosed a single case of MS (given that some practitioners would have had multiple diagnoses like Dr Jim).
A decade ago I would have been told to toddle off and make the most of a crook situation. Now I can be treated with a weekly injection. Oral treatment may not be far away. And so could be an actual cure. But that will take a lot more research, which means a lot more money.
The simple task at hand is to find a way to repair damage to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). At the moment that simple task is terribly complex.
There are lots of ways to donate to help MS research – by sponsoring MS Readathons, cycle rides or walkathons – but if you would like to assist right now you can call 1800 CURE MS (1800 2873 67) or just click here – http://www.msaustralia.org.au/donate.asp.